URGENT PRESS RELEASE
LEAGUE OF FRIENDS OF LUDLOW COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
17th July 2020
LEAGUE DELAYS AGM UNTIL NOVEMBER 2020
The Executive Committee of the League of Friends of Ludlow
Community Hospital today unanimously agreed to postpone the
Annual General Meeting until 11 November 2020 at 6.30pm in
St Peter’s Hall Ludlow.
The meeting which was due to be held
on 5 August 2020 is therefore cancelled.
Chairman Peter Corfield said today “It is only fair to avoid
exposing our members, some of whom are in the “at risk”
categories, to the possibility of contact with Covid-19, however
slight the chance. The reduction in day to day involvement by
the League in hospital services, the lack of information from the
Shropshire Community Health Trust (Shropcom) about any
timescale for the re-introduction of local outpatient clinics, and
the continuing doubts surrounding Future Fit and the future of
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals provide little justification for
a formal meeting.
Should the situation change between now and November our
750 members will be informed by Newsletter”.
The League has campaigned ceaselessly since 2005 for retention
and improvement of services at Ludlow Hospital and sees the
provision of care closer to home and a closer relationship
between the local NHS and Social Care industry as absolute
priority in post pandemic southwest Shropshire.