MP Lucy Frazer raises Ely’s Princess of Wales MIU in Prime Minister’s Questions

Lucy Frazer MP

Lucy Frazer MP - Credit: Archant

The Prime Minister gave her view after South East Cambridgeshire MP raised the issue during parliamentary question time on Wednesday (14).

Ms Frazer asked during Prime Minister’s Question Time: “The NHS ‘Five Year Forward View’ states that, in future, we will see more care delivered locally.

“Does the Prime Minister think that, in line with that, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning ​Group (CCG) ought to consider the importance of local care when assessing the future of the Princess of Wales minor injuries unit in Ely?”

Mrs May agreed with Ms Frazer that the ‘Five Year Forward View’ does include the proposal for more local input in terms of care at a local level.

And she stated “it is absolutely right” that local people should be considered and local concerns taken into account when looking at the future of the minor injuries unit.

The Prime Minister also indicated she was aware of the scheduled public meeting in Ely later this month.

Ms Frazer said: “I am very pleased that I was able to raise this important issue with the Prime Minister during Prime Minister’s Questions today. I am pleased that she agreed that the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG should listen to the views of local people when considering the future of the minor injuries unit at the Princess of Wales Hospital, and, as the Prime Minister stated, look forward to raising the concerns that residents have raised with me at the public meeting in Ely on September 27.”

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