Funding cuts putting frontline NHS services in danger, says Hyndburn MP

Graham Jones MP

Graham Jones MP

First published in News

FUNDING cuts are putting NHS frontline services in danger, according to an MP.

Hyndburn MP Graham Jones spoke out after independent assessors claimed one in ten hospitals are understaffed.

The announcement came as East Lancashire Hospitals Trust last week confirmed it was set to cut the number of its staff by 500, from 7,000.

Mr Jones said: “George Osborne clawed back £2.2bn from the Department of Health – money that’s desperately needed on the NHS front line.

“But, instead of spending the money on frontline care, this cash is going back to the Treasury to be used to fund their millionaires’ tax cut.

“The NHS has confirmed that over 800 nursing jobs were lost in the last month alone. This is taking the total to nearly 5,000 since David Cameron and George Osborne entered Downing Street.

“The independent care regulator, the Care Quality Commissioner, has warned that one in ten hospitals is understaffed. Cameron and Osborne can’t justify continuing to neglect our NHS and the people that work to make it possible.

“Cameron and Osborne need to get their priorities straight. They need to keep their promises to protect the NHS and scrap their unfair tax cut for millionaires.”

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9:07am Fri 5 Apr 13

frank says...

what does he expect?
nhs is for low life benefit scum.
camerons best chums can afford private cover so why waste money on low-lifes?
what's it matter a few more dead plebs on the waiting list anyway?
oh yeh, more benefit money to give to the best millionaire chums.
what does he expect? nhs is for low life benefit scum. camerons best chums can afford private cover so why waste money on low-lifes? what's it matter a few more dead plebs on the waiting list anyway? oh yeh, more benefit money to give to the best millionaire chums. frank
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12:13pm Fri 5 Apr 13

Saywhatyoysee says...

So East Lancs Hospital is cutting the fat cat manager jobs then ... No..?
With the hospital being investigated for high death rates I'm told that they're cutting clinical jobs .... well thats a real shock... not.
So East Lancs Hospital is cutting the fat cat manager jobs then ... No..? With the hospital being investigated for high death rates I'm told that they're cutting clinical jobs .... well thats a real shock... not. Saywhatyoysee
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1:00pm Fri 5 Apr 13

35yearSurrenderMonkeys says...

Camerons Broken Britain, is mended beyond repair
Camerons Broken Britain, is mended beyond repair 35yearSurrenderMonkeys
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2:58pm Fri 5 Apr 13

Venomp says...

Blame the voters
Blame the voters Venomp
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