The patients would normally been admitted and some would have gone to Whelley Hospital but now that has closed there is no where for them to go and the Trust needs the beds. It is now normal that patients are freed one day and admitted a day or two later. The trust does not mind this as the patient is treated as a new patient with a new illness, therefore attracting more money for the trust. It seems to Cllr Gareth Fairhurst that all Wigan NHS Foundation Trust is bothered about is money and the well being of the patients is secondary, at best.
Cllr Gareth Fairhurst said,
" When Labour announced to close Whelley Hospital I stated in the Council
Chamber that all this was for was for money and not the patients and it
that my nightmares have come true. When will Labour learn that they
looking after patients and people. It is time Labour started to do
this! Labour does not care for the residents of Wigan just themselves."