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Burton MP gives his thanks to those who made ‘Save Burton A&E’ campaign a success!
Burton MP gives his thanks to those who made ‘Save Burton A&E’ campaign a success!
Friday 17th March 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)
Following the announcement from the local NHS trust that Burton A&E will remain open, Andrew Griffiths MP, said:  "I am delighted that Burton A&E will remain open! Having faced enormous support for the A&E to stay open, last week the NHS officials responsible for Queen's Hospital and the provision of...
Burton’s Muslim community comes together to support A&E Petition
Burton’s Muslim community comes together to support A&E Petition
Wednesday 15th March 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s Muslim community has got behind a petition set up by the local MP, Andrew Griffiths, calling on NHS chiefs to reconsider their proposals to downgrade Burton’s A&E department to an urgent care unit.  Youssef Mahboob and Tariq Hussain from Burton took the initiative to collect petition sheets from Mr Griffiths’ office and then visited the local mosques as well as the wider community to gather...
Burton MP labels response to petition to save A&E as ‘staggering’ as it rockets past 50,000 signatures
Burton MP labels response to petition to save A&E as ‘staggering’ as it rockets past 50,000 signatures
Tuesday 7th March 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)

More than 50,000 passionate residents have signed a petition in the fight to save Burton's accident and emergency unit from the threat of being downgraded. People from across Burton and South Derbyshire have shown an overwhelming vote of confidence in the department, as they have joined forces to add their voices to the petition which has been drawn up to prevent the unit at Burton's Queen's...

Burton MP Andrew Griffiths urges young people to get help if they are struggling with mental health
Burton MP Andrew Griffiths urges young people to get help if they are struggling with mental health
Monday 6th March 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)

It is okay to get help for mental health problems says Burton MP Andrew Griffiths after it was found that nearly three in 10 young people in the West Midlands will not seek support.

The survey, which was conducted anonymously online by The Prince's Trust, revealed the "extremely worrying" levels of stigma around mental health which showed that young people with...

Andrew Griffiths MP unearths figures which highlight the dangers of losing Burton A&E
Andrew Griffiths MP unearths figures which highlight the dangers of losing Burton A&E
Monday 20th February 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s MP, Andrew Griffiths has uncovered statistics which show just how devastating losing the A&E department at Queen’s Hospital could be for emergency care provision locally.  After writing to West Midlands Ambulance Service, Mr Griffiths found the Service had made almost 9,000 callouts over the last 12 months in Burton which resulted in a hospital admission. Over 8,000 of these were admitted to...
Andrew Griffiths MP meets hard-working Queen’s Hospital A&E staff
Andrew Griffiths MP meets hard-working Queen’s Hospital A&E staff
Tuesday 14th February 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)

Hard-working staff at Burton's accident and emergency department were praised by Burton MP Andrew Griffiths in a special visit today (14th February) as he thanked them for their efforts during a busy winter.

The MP was given a walk round the unit to take a look at what they do and thank them for their dedication throughout the last few months. He was joined by...

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