By Mick Hall
“THURROCK once had four hospitals in the borough, Orsett, Tilbury, South Ockendon and Stifford Clays, despite the population having doubled, if not more since the 1950’s we may now end up with none.
Back in July Thurrock Councillors unanimously backed a motion that no changes should take place at Orsett Hospital without new local health services being built within Thurrock beforehand.
However if you read the statement issued by Tory Cllr James Halden, portfolio holder for Education and Health after the motion was passed the situation is less clear;
“Clinical services in Thurrock – which our residents rely on and value – must be maintained and improved. Just preserving the status quo is not good enough.”
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