THE councillor in charge of health in Thurrock has welcomed a report that could see “radical changes” to A and E provision in south Essex.
Cllr James Halden, Cabinet member for Health and Education said: “The sustainability and transformation plan (STP) offers a key opportunity to get care right.
“In 2014/2015, 83 per cent of people who went to Basildon accident and emergency (A&E) required no treatment or very little treatment.
“It is clear we need to strengthen primary care so people have good access to GP facilities so A&E can kept safe for just be actual accident and emergency. That is why we have passed a plan to improve primary care and why Thurrock has formed a partnership with Southend and Essex to make sure the STP reflect Thurrock’s priorities.”