Redditch to the Royal

The top priority of your Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate Rebecca Blake is making sure that A&E and maternity services are safe and accessible to local people.To highlight how difficult this will be Rebecca, her Labour Council colleagues and a group of hospital campaigners used five   different forms of transport to get from 'Redditch to the Royal'.

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Rebecca Blake Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Redditch with Councillors and Hospital campaigners preparing to "race to the Royal"

Rebecca Blake, Labour's Parliamentary candidate said "When decision makers proposed that A&E and maternity services will no longer be available at the Alex they are condemning tens of thousands of  people to travel to Worcester.  I want to demonstrate the difficulties in accessing Worcester Royal Hospital from Redditch". 

To highlight how difficult this will be Rebecca, her Labour Council colleagues and a group of hospital campaigners used five   different forms of transport to get from 'Redditch to the Royal'.

Sixteen people set off from the Alex at 11am to see how long it would take and how much it would cost to get from ‘Redditch to the Royal’.

Rebecca said "My team travelled by bus, while others travelled by car, train, taxi and bike.  From the Alex Hospital to Worcester Royal it was a long four hours and three buses whilst the taxi cost £26.70. I cannot imagine how stressful that would be if you were trying to get to someone who was poorly or you were heavily pregnant.”

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