Welcome to the Alex Working Group section of my website. Here you will find the latest information and updates on the work of this new group I have launched.


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What is the Alex Working Group?

The Alex Working Group is made up of me as the MP for Redditch, the Chief Executive and Chairman of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, as well as other key local stakeholders.

This group will be used as a forum to discuss all matters relating to the Alexandra Hospital, and to intensify discussions over my campaign to return a maternity service and paediatric service to the Alex.

Why have you set-up this Working Group?

If we’re to return services to the Alex, then I must engage with health bosses in a positive and constructive way – and this working group is a clear sign of this new approach, but this doesn’t mean I won’t continue to hold the Trust & health bosses to account.

I’ve always said the Alex has a bright future ahead of it, and this new working group reaffirms the commitment I made to you that the Alex has been and always will be my top priority.

What do you hope to achieve?

The ultimate goal is to return services to the Alex. 

But I also want to develop a positive vision for the future of the Alex. Our town’s hospital is an essential part of Worcestershire’s health economy and it has a bright future ahead of it.

Rachel praises vaccine rollout as Redditch hits significant milestone

The latest data from the NHS shows that 44,230 people in Redditch have received their first dose of the COVID Vaccine.

Rachel: “I will fight” Trust bosses on Garden Suite move

“I will do everything within my power as the local MP to ensure the Garden Suite is returned to the Alex where it belongs.”

Alex Working Group meeting to discuss Garden Suite

Rachel has called a meeting of the Alex Working Group to take place on Friday (March 26th) to discuss the Garden Suite Chemotherapy Unit.

Rachel encourages residents to get vaccinated

Rachel is urging residents to get vaccinated to help in the fight against Coronavirus.

Response to planned housing development next to Alexandra Hospital

This development does not impact, in anyway, my campaign to return services to the Alex. The proposed development would not prevent the Alex from expanding in the future.

Rachel & Cllr Nyear Nazir encourage residents to #TakeTheVaccine

Rachel and Cllr Nazir met virtually to discuss the safety of the COVID Vaccines and why it is important everyone gets vaccinated when it is their turn to do so.

Rachel welcomes move to allow partners to attend antenatal scans

“I feel for women who have been separated from their partners at their antenatal scans.”

Response to plan to end lockdown restrictions

“The country needed a clear timeframe for the ending of restrictions and the Prime Minister has delivered a sensible plan which balances the health risks and the need to restore our freedoms.”

Rachel writes for the Redditch Standard on the Garden Suite Chemotherapy Unit

Writing in this week's (February 19th) Redditch Standard, Rachel said: “Given the Alexandra Hospital’s history, I share residents’ concerns when we’re told by local NHS bosses that a service has been temporarily moved to another hospital. “The reasons for temporarily...

Rachel responds to CQC’s inspection of Acute Trust’s maternity services

Following publication of the Care Quality Commission’s report on maternity services at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Rachel Maclean, MP for Redditch, said: “It is paramount woman get the safe and personalised birth experience they are entitled to. “The voices of the...