Adam Dance requests the Government to call-in the decision to close the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit at Yeovil Hospital

2 Apr 2024
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Adam Dance, Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Yeovil has requested for Victoria Atkins, Secretary of State for Health, to call-in the decision to close the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit at Yeovil Hospital.

Adam Dance met recently with staff at Yeovil Hospital to discuss the future of the HyperAcute Stroke Unit which is threatened with closure.  Adam, who is also a Governor of Yeovil Hospital, wanted to understand fully the implication of the proposal which he has opposed, asking why, if Somerset money is available to invest in Dorchester, is the money not available to spend within the county in Yeovil.  

Adam has now written to the Secretary of State for Health asking her to call in the decision for her consideration, as have many other local individuals and organisations including Yeovil Town Council.

Adam Dance says:

"I am not happy that the people of Yeovil and the surrounding areas will have reduced access to emergency acute stroke treatment when needed.  I believe the decision to close the HASU in Yeovil is not the right way to go.  I have asked the Secretary of State to review the decision and ensure the Unit stays open.

"I am surprised that our current MP has yet to comment on this matter. He has been aware of the issues surrounding this decision for many months.  Surely he cannot defend a decision which will mean that those in his constituency will have less chance of vital early treatment which can make such a difference to someone suffering a stroke?

"As MP for Yeovil I would leave no stone unturned in seeking a reversal of this decision."