Weston’s MP John Penrose welcomed today’s news that the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) wants to merge with Weston Area Health NHS Trust (WAHT).
John said: “This is a hugely important move. Ambitious young medics will know that they can enjoy the high quality of life which working in Weston offers, alongside the professional challenges of working in a Bristol teaching hospital too.
“I’ve been in close contact with the leadership of both Weston and Bristol hospitals about this for months, to make sure the needs of Weston’s patients and staff aren’t forgotten or overwhelmed when we join with Bristol. This is a crucial step in the right direction, but there’s still a long way to go.”