I’m encouraged to learn the NHS body running Warrington Hospital and Halton General Hospital has received a letter confirming its bid to attract significant investment for both sites is a ‘top priority’.
Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is delighted with the news from Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership.
Although there are more hurdles to clear, this is something I have been campaigning for and is a considerable step forward.
Similar bids have twice been rejected by Government in the past so I’m not counting my chickens. But I will keep pressing the case along with neighbouring Halton Labour MP Derek Twigg.
Only this week I raised the matter during a Hospital Building Programme debate at Westminster Hall in Parliament.