Billingham Health Centre decision ‘extremely disappointing’ says Alex Cunningham

Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham today reacted to the news that a health centre planned to serve local people in Billingham has not been given the go-ahead by the Government.

Alex said:

“This is extremely disappointing news for people in my constituency and comes just 10 months after the Health Secretary scrapped plans for a new hospital for our area.”

“At a time when the Government is coming under sustained pressure over its plans for the NHS it is becoming increasingly clear that Andrew Lansley does not understand the healthcare needs of local people in Billingham and across the Teesside region.”