NHS plan fatally undermined by lack of funding


Tom Brake MP has slammed the Government’s 10-year NHS plan for failing to tackle the chronic underfunding in the health system.

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This comes as the Lib Dems call for Ministers to work with other parties to secure the future of our NHS.

Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake said:

"Unsurprisingly, the government’s new 10-year plan for the NHS doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of the funding crisis our health system is experiencing.

"The Government’s commitment to a new focus on prevention rings hollow when the very services which help prevent elderly people ending up in hospital are at breaking point and vital public health budgets are progressively cut back.

"The Lib Dems will continue to demand that the Government works with other parties to achieve a genuine long term, sustainable settlement for the NHS and social care.

"We will keep making the case for a new, dedicated NHS and care tax to guarantee a modern, effective and efficient NHS and care system which will be there for our loved ones when they need it.

"And here in Carshalton & Wallington, we will continue to fight for St Helier Hospital to get the £400 million of investment it desperately needs."

Residents can sign Tom’s petition to secure the funding St Helier Hospital needs at: www.tombrake.co.uk/400million


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