To mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of the NHS, Alex Cunningham, Member of Parliament for Stockton North, has called on local people to celebrate this incredible institution and ensure it is strengthened for future generations.
Whilst the position may be okay locally, the NHS generally is suffering from an A&E crisis which is why Alex is asking people in across the Stockton Borough to join the campaign calling on David Cameron to keep his promise to protect our health service.
Over 4,000 nurses have been lost nationally since David Cameron became Prime Minister, and the resulting staffing shortages could leave A&E Departments, such as that at North Tees Hospital, overstretched. These cuts are making it harder to maintain the services that local people rely on, and experts are warning that services across the country could fail by the winter if urgent action isn’t taken.
“I’ve spoken to both patients and health workers in Stockton North and they’ve all told me they are worried about the future of the NHS. I know first-hand how amazing our NHS is, but it needs protecting so that future generations are able to benefit from our incredible health service.
“This why I am asking people in Stockton North to join our campaign and to send a message to David Cameron that our health service doesn’t deserve his broken promises.
“Labour created the NHS in 1948, and it is one of our proudest achievements. Its 65th birthday is an opportunity to celebrate, but if we’re going to commemorate further milestones, we need to make sure our NHS is strengthened and protected for the future.”
People can sign up for the campaign at it www.labour.org.uk/nhs-crisis.