Welcome to my website which contains information about what I have been up to both in Westminster and within the constituency.

You can also find information about local constituency surgeries that I am holding as well as how to get hold of me, should you require my assistance.

I look forward to working for my constituents over the coming years. If there is anything I can do to help you, please do get in touch.

Best wishes,


17 JAN 2017

Karen Lumley MP meets with developer over road junction fears

Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, met with Barratt David Wilson Homes on Friday (13 January 2017) to discuss residents' worries over a revised road junction in Wire Hill as part of a new housing development. She met with Project Director Andrew Dauncey regarding plans to change the priority for...


11 JAN 2017

Karen Lumley MP delighted at new money to help homeless

Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, is delighted that her constituency is to benefit from a share of £50 million as part of the Homelessness Prevention Programme. Announced yesterday (Tuesday) by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Redditch was...


10 JAN 2017

Karen gets results for hospitals in meeting with Jeremy Hunt

Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, met with Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, yesterday (9 January 2017) along with Robin Walker, MP for Worcester, to discuss problems at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. As a result of this meeting, the Department of Health are looking at...



10 JAN 2017

Karen Lumley MP asks question about the Alex during urgent statement from the Secretary of State for Health

Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, asked a question about the Alexandra Hospital in the Chamber yesterday during an urgent statement made by the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, following recent A&E pressures. Karen Lumley MP asked: As my right hon. Friend has mentioned, the A&E...


07 DEC 2016

Karen Lumley MP welcomes consultation to increase driving penalties

Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, has welcome the announcement this week (5 December 2016) that the Government is to consult on possible changes to penalties for those who kill or cause serious injury on the roads. The consultation proposes raising the maximum penalties for some of the most...


24 NOV 2016

Happy Karen Lumley MP welcomes cash for Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance has been granted £1m in extra funding from fines on bankers (LIBOR), and Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, welcomes the extra cash for this vital service. The Chancellor's Autumn Statement yesterday (23 November 2016) included the windfall which will contribute towards...



Important Message

 

HOSPITAL CONSULTATION STARTS


I really do urge residents to have their say now in the long-awaited public consultation on the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire, due to start on Friday, 6 January 2017.

Under the plans being put to public consultation, all three main hospitals, the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and the Worcestershire Royal Hospital, will remain open but will work differently in future.

The main difference would be the separation of planned and emergency care and the centralisation of where children stay in hospital and where women have their babies in hospital. Under the plans most planned operations would take place at the Alexandra and Kidderminster Hospitals which would allow the Worcestershire Royal Hospital to concentrate on caring for the sickest patients and those who need emergency operations.

By separating planned and emergency care the NHS believes it can reduce waiting times and the number of cancelled operations.

The clinical model being put forward in Worcestershire proposes moving:

- Most planned orthopaedic surgery from Worcestershire Royal Hospital to the Alexandra Hospital
- Some planned gynaecology surgery from Worcestershire Royal to the Alex
- More planned surgery – eg breast surgery, from Worcestershire Royal to the Alexandra Hospital
- More ambulatory care (medical care provided on an outpatient basis including diagnosis, observation, consultation, treatment, intervention and rehabilitation) from Worcestershire Royal Hospital to the Alexandra Hospital
- More day case and short stay surgery to Kidderminster Hospital
- All hospital births from the Alexandra Hospital to the Worcestershire Royal
- Inpatient children's services from the Alexandra Hospital to the Worcestershire Royal. Out-patient and urgent services for children with minor and moderate illnesses will remain at the Alexandra Hospital
- Emergency surgery from the Alexandra Hospital to the Worcestershire Royal

This consultation is long overdue and I welcome the fact that it has started at last.

I shall be taking my own part in the consultation and I urge residents to do the same, while I welcome being copied in to constituents' comments also. You can do this at karen.lumley.mp@parliament.uk.

The formal consultation starts today (Friday, 6 January 2017) and finishes at midnight on Thursday, 30 March 2017. All consultation material is available online at www.worcsfuturehospitals.co.uk.

    

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Redditch
B97 4DL

01527 591334

karen.lumley.mp@parliament.uk

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