Lichfield and Burntwood residents will have to travel further afield to collect swine flu anti-viral medication – a decision which has angered local MP Michael Fabricant.
The news came to light after a letter was sent to Mr Fabricant by Secretary of State for Health Andy Burnham.
His letter highlights the confidential locations for anti-viral collection points for treatment of swine flu – but neither Lichfield nor Burntwood are listed.
The news has angered the Lichfield MP. Mr Fabricant said:
“My constituents will have to travel to Tamworth, Stafford, Rugeley, or Burton to collect Tamiflu or other anti-virals to combat swine flu. This is a serious omission. I shall be asking the South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust to provide collection points (ACPs) in both Lichfield and Burntwood.
“Existing locations include supermarkets, chemists, and other major stores. There is no excuse for omitting Lichfield and Burntwood which are major population centres.”