- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
At questions to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on Tuesday 19 October 2021 I asked Edward Argar, Minister for Health and Social Care, to meet with me to discuss the downgrading of Walsall Manor Hospital:
“As well as building new hospitals, the Government appear to be downgrading existing ones. Will the Minister meet me to discuss the downgrading of Walsall Manor, so that I can explain it to constituents and whistleblowers?”
Edward Argar’s response: “I am always happy to meet the right hon. Lady. However, I would say to her that decisions such as that are NHS-made, clinical decisions. That is the framework through which they should be viewed, but I am always happy to meet her.”
The Minister has agreed to meet with me to discuss my concerns about Walsall Manor Hospital.