Letter of the week: 'How will South Shields ambulances get through to Sunderland or Newcastle in time?'

South Tyneside District Hospital.
South Tyneside District Hospital.

South Tyneside Hospital and its staff have given my handicapped brother extra years of life.

His cancer treatment and heart problems under constant review and general health “emergencies” over the years have all been handled quickly and with empathy.

How in current traffic problems, such as those in winter, will emergency services get through to Sunderland or Newcastle in time if services are cut?

South Shields MP calls for inquiry into hospital shake-up plan

My brother only lived in Jarrow.

When will those handling the “purse strings of emergency services” stop trying to run them on “just enough money to cope” principles?

Am I glad that I no longer live in this area.

George Bell.

Last week's letter of the week: Primary's 'requires improvement' report is not the school I know