NHS neglect starting to bite says Bath MP

How workable is the NHS in the current government’s hands asked Bath’s MP Wera Hobhouse. During Parliament’s Christmas Adjournment Debate, she challenged the administration to visit places where she has heard of terrible NHS patient experiences caused by the government’s incompetence in running the health system.

In the debate Mrs Hobhouse raised how earlier in the year she had led a debate on ambulance and emergency department waiting times after the Royal College of Emergency Medicine published a report. She said that three years ago, an ambulance taking more than 50 minutes to reach a stroke patient would have been a national scandal. This Government has allowed it to become the norm. 

Wera Hobhouse MP commended the work of South Western Ambulance for its efforts through challenging times and the lack of Government solutions to them. She called on the Conservaitve Government to urgently fund thousands of extra beds to stop handover delays in A&E so that ambulances can get back on the road as quickly as possible.

Wera Hobhouse, MP for Bath, commented:

“The public needs confidence that our precious NHS will be able to look after them this winter and in the future. Recently, I have heard one heart wrenching story after another of patients who have suffered during this Government made NHS crisis.

“This has to stop. The Government must urgently come forward with a long-term workforce plan to give assurances that the NHS will be able to look after us for many years to come. 

“The Government’s years of neglect and negligence towards the NHS is starting to bite and it is rightly worrying many of my constituents. We need a plan and we need action and that has to happen immediately.”