Safe “nurse ratio” is high priority

Health Select Committee Member and leading campaigner for safe registered nurse staffing in hospitals, Andrew George MP, is urging Ministers to take note of a report which shows that the number of nurses and the ratio of registered nurses to patients has a significant impact on the chances of survival of stroke patients. Mr George, […]

Parliamentary sketch – No air raid shelters against love bombs

Should Parliament be recalled? I believe it should. The crises in the Middle East, Iraq and elsewhere have prompted questions over military intervention, humanitarian aid programmes and the appropriateness of the UK response so far. Our Government should be held to account by the democratically elected Chamber, not just by the vagaries of the media. […]

Learn from Longreach – keep private profit out of public NHS

West Cornwall MP, and Member of the House of Commons Health Select Committee, Andrew George, has warned of “the dire consequences of NHS privatisation” in response to Redruth’s Longreach Mental Health Unit not being expected to reopen until at least November. The mental health unit was closed in May after it was found there was no fireproofing […]

George visits Carbis Bay Hotel, Porthleven Shipyard and Penzance’s Jubilee Pool with Communities and Local Government Minister

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, is today visiting three West Cornwall community and tourism projects with Penny Mordaunt, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government. Today’s schedule is as follows: 3.45pm – Carbis Bay Hotel 5pm – Porthleven Shipyard 6.15pm – Jubilee Pool Mr George said, “I’m pleased the […]

Government transport investments welcome, as far as they go – George

The Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, will confirm the go ahead of important harbour improvements on St Mary’s and at Penzance and announce £1.8 million funding for the resurfacing St Mary’s roads when he visits West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly on Wednesday 13th August, according to local MP Andrew George. The […]

George visits NCI at St Ives

Andrew George MP meets staff at St Ives branch of NCI   St Ives MP, Andrew George, visited the NCI (National Coastwatch Institution) at St Ives, and met Station Manager Helen Simpson this morning. Mr George said, “It’s always a pleasure to visit our local NCI lookouts. The volunteers perform a vital service, making an […]

George welcomes Transport Secretary visit

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has welcomed the Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin’s visit to West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly later this week. Mr George said: “I am pleased that the Secretary of State will visit the constituency this week. I have however, raised many issues with the Transport Secretary […]