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Keep Blood Testing Local…!


The Echo has launched a campaign to keep blood testing services local:

THE ECHO is today launching a campaign to keep blood testing services in south Essex.
There has been huge reaction to the news that the analysis of GP requested blood samples is moving 88miles away to Bedford.
Patients and doctors and even a hospital consultant are shocked and angered by the move.
They believe that the service currently at Basildon and Southend hospitals is doing well with results back sometimes as quickly as one hour.
The new journey involves taking hundreds of blood samples to Harlow then on to Bedford via the heavily congested M25.
The response for results to GPs is likely to be days instead of hours. Health bosses at the East of England SHA claim ‘pathology proposals will result in world class services across the East of England’ – clearly the public disagrees.
To this end the Echo is launching an e-petition and campaign to get the health authority NHS Midlands and East of England to change its mind before contracts are signed…..

It is likely that this will get raised at tomorrow night’s Full Council meeting.

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