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Daniel Kawczynski Welcomes New Funding for Shropshire's A&E Departments

Daniel Kawczynski MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham has welcomed the announcement of new funding to help Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust deal with any additional demand on services that might occur this winter.

Today the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced that £4,000,000 will be given to the A&E departments within Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust area to ensure it can provide a good service to everyone that needs it this Christmas.

Shropshire MP’s Come Together to Discuss future of Health Services

Local Members of Parliament are due to come together this week to discuss the future of health services within Shropshire with health officials.

Daniel presents direct rail link petition to the House of Commons

The Shropshire Star’s petition - with more than 3,000 signatures - was presented to Parliament by Shrewsbury and Atcham MP Daniel Kawczynski who called on the Government to put pressure on Network Rail to make linking London with Shrewsbury, Telford and Wellington a reality.

Daniel Kawczynski made the case that Shrewsbury is the only county town that has no direct link to the capital.

In the House of Commons yesterday  evening he said: “I should like to present a petition to the House that has been ably worked on by the Shropshire Star and its editor, Mr Martin Wright.

Shrewsbury MP discusses A&E concerns with Ambulance trust chief

As part of the work surrounding the re-configuration of Accident, Emergency and other services between the Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal Hospitals, Shrewsbury’s MP recently met with the Chief Executive of the West Midlands Ambulance trust.

Anthony Marsh the Chief Executive of the West Midlands ambulance trust was briefed Shrewsbury’s MP Daniel Kawczynski about the impact of previous reconfigurations and his views on the possibility of A&E Closures at either hospital.

Daniel Kawczynski MP organises Shrewsbury Jobs Fair

In a bid to help the unemployed back into work, Daniel Kawczynski MP is organising a Jobs Fair in Shrewsbury.  The event will take place on Friday 27 September and will provide the opportunity for those looking for a job to come along and meet with prospective employers to discuss potential work opportunities. 

Daniel has invited over 40 local businesses to join him at Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury between 10:00am and 3:00pm on Friday 27 September 2013,with many employers having already signed up to support the event.

UKTI Chief to visit Shropshire

On the invitation of Daniel Kawczynski MP, the Chief Executive of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Mr Nick Baird will visit Shropshire on 5 November 2013. He will tour various sites to understand the breadth of investment opportunities throughout the county with much of the day being focussed on how UKTI and local business and enterprise groups can better work together to sell opportunities and expertise to foreign investors and industry.  Mr Baird will be accompanied by Ms Barbara Woodward, Director General of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's prosperity programme.

Shrewsbury folk festival praised by town's MP

L-R Volunteer Valerie Poultney MP Daniel Kawczynski Festival Director Alan Surtees and volunteer Greg Sterling

Shrewsbury and Atcham MP Daniel Kawcyznski has spoken out in praise of the town's annual folk festival and the boost it brings to the local economy.

Mr Kawcyznski visited to the West Mid Showground in Berwick Road where the four day event is held every August Bank Holiday weekend on Tuesday afternoon when a team of volunteers was preparing the site for the festival, which draws around 7,000 people every day.

Petition to Save Hospital Services at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

In response to demand from constituents, Daniel Kawczynski, MP has set up an on-line petition in order that people can support his campaign to retain accident and emergency services at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Concern over health care provision in Shrewsbury has been raised following the announcement from Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust that there will be, over the next six to nine months, an on-going debate on the future of health service provision in Shrewsbury, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.    

Daniel Kawczynski said: 

Daniel seeks meeting with Secretary of State over A&E Concerns

Responding to remarks made by the Chief Executive of the Shrewsbury and Telford that keeping seperate specialist A&E units at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal hospital in Telford is unrealistic, Daniel today commented,

“Every time this happens they say ‘This is it, no more changes for a generation’.

“I have heard it too many times to take their word for it. I simply don’t believe it, and I just feel intrinsically we should all be fighting together to build on what exists at both sites.

Unemployment in Shrewsbury continues to fall

Daniel Kawczynski, MP is delighted that national statistics for July 2013 confirm that unemployment within Shrewsbury and Atcham is continuing to fall. 

Daniel Kawczynski said: 

“The number of unemployed claimants within Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency in July 2013 was 1,393. This represents a rate of 2.7% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, ranking 474th out of the 650 UK constituencies, with 1st  being the highest rate of unemployment and 650th being the lowest.