"...when we heard that our hospital was not going to be considered to be one of Manchester's North West's specialist hospitals, we couldn't understand that. We thought it was a mistake. We know this is a special hospital. We know it's a specialist hospital and we couldn't understand how any other decision could have been made and we are here to say really clearly to NHS managers that the decision you have taken is wrong and must be changed."
Kate Green. MP Stretford and Urmston
"...it is ridiculous to suggest that it doesn't qualify as one of the specialist hospitals in Manchester.."
"...what has been proposed risks over a period of years that Wythenshawe might be run down, might lose those specialist services and that is a price that we can't pay for our own constituents or for those across the whole of the north west..."
Graham Brady. MP Altrincham and Sale West
[Manchester Evening News. 15.10.15]