St Michael’s Hospital: “Choose it and use it”!

George urges local community and patients to get behind their local hospitals. Further to his earlier news release, West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, made the following statement after touring St Michael’s Hospital with Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust Chief Executive, Lezli Boswell, Divisional Nurse in Charge, Kevin Wright and Nurse Manager at St Michael’s, Liz Thornton: […]

St Michael’s Hospital: “Use it or lose it”- George urges local health chiefs to “protect the future of our local hospitals”

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, (while visiting St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle today) will reinforce his call to local health chiefs to make sure that neither West Cornwall nor St Michael’s Hospitals (in Penzance and Hayle respectively) are jeopardised as many of their core services are put to open tender. Mr George will be accompanied […]

George welcomes Lib Dems Bedroom Tax push

‘Bedroom Tax’ rebel, Andrew George MP, welcomed his (Liberal Democrats) Party’s review of the Spare Room Subsidy “Bedroom Tax”, (especially after The Department for Work and Pensions analysis showed nearly 60% of the 550,000 tenants affected by the Bedroom Tax were in rent arrears and only one in 20 had been able to move to […]

George welcomes registered nurse safe staffing guidelines

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has welcomed the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) announcement that acute hospitals must follow their guidelines of never allowing registered nurse staffing levels to fall below one registered nurse to eight patients (excluding the nurse in charge). Mr George also welcomed the announcement from NICE in a […]

Parliamentary sketch – Credit where credit’s due

Modesty is a significant handicap for those seeking to succeed in politics. The undignified scrum (of which I was certainly part!) which gathered amongst the worthy staff and officers of local authorities and train operators at Long Rock for the Prime Minister’s official announcement of a successful multi-million pound rail investment package for the benefit […]

George initiates Parliamentary debate on global health

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George (co-chair and co-founder of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global TB) is today initiating a Commons debate on research and development for global health (2.30pm – 4pm). Mr George, who has taken a lifelong interest in international development and been fully engaged in Parliamentary work to achieve advances in […]

George says Helston College needs Council to step up bid for Government re-build funds

The MP for West Cornwall, Andrew George, has urged Cornwall Council Chiefs to give Helston College the chance it deserves to secure Government funding for a major re-build of some of its main buildings. Mr George has told Council Leaders that they have until July 21st to submit an application for the Government’s Priority Schools […]