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Our paramedic heroes deserve more support

Andrew George meets from left to right SWASFT Operations Office Geoff Griffin, SWASFT Paramedic John Veall,  SWASFT Operation Manager West Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Steve Small.   West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, this week savaged ‘the political class generally’ for undermining the morale of NHS staff – doctors, nurses, paramedics – who were as […]

Path lab backtrack

  Following his meeting with the Chief Executive of Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Bill Shields, West Cornwall MP Andrew George welcomed the decision of the Trust to look again at the proposal to outsource pathology services at the Trust. Mr Shields confirmed that the Trust needed additional investment into the path labs but that they […]

George takes complaints about Mitie to hospital chief

  West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, raised complaints about the treatment of Mitie hospital staff when he met the Chief Executive of the Hospitals Trust, Bill Shields, recently. Mr Shields acknowledged that the decision to outsource the services to Mitie – a decision taken before he came to the Trust – was unpopular and that […]

RCHT debt to be rescheduled

    Local MP, Andrew George, welcomed news that the Department for Health and its Trust Development Authority has agreed to reschedule Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust debt – which currently stands at approximately £20m.  The Department has agreed to convert this to a 15 year loan which will save the Trust up to £1.8m per […]

Minister for Health joins Andrew George MP to visit West Cornwall

Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP and Andrew George MP visit West Cornwall Hospital   West Cornwall MP, Andrew George was accompanied by Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State at the Department of Health yesterday, Thursday 19th March, on a visit to West Cornwall Hospital.  Mr George and Mr Lamb had a tour of […]

NHS Reinstatement Bill

GEORGE AND LUCAS TABLE BILL TO REVERSE RISKS TO NHS Local MP, Andrew George, will today (Wednesday 11th March) with Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas table a Presentation Bill on the floor of the House of Commons.  The Bill – the NHS Reinstatement Bill – will mitigate the ongoing risks to the NHS of the […]

NHS Reinstatement Bill

Statement by Andrew George MP and Dr John Pugh MP (sponsors of the Bill) This Presentation Bill is to be tabled on the floor of the House of Commons on Wednesday 11th March (by Caroline Lucas MP and Andrew George MP) because the ongoing risks to the NHS of the combined impact of reforms of […]

Questions to put to the Conservative health Minister on his visit

West Cornwall MP and Heath Select Committee member, Andrew George, made the following statement in advance of the visit by Junior health Minister, Dr Dan Poulter, to Cornwall tomorrow (25th February 2015).   “Welcome to Cornwall. “Front line NHS staff have been fantastic. They’re dedicated and prepared to go the extra mile for patients to […]

Andrew George steps up call for RCHT debt to be written off

  West Cornwall MP and member of the Health Select Committee, Andrew George, is stepping up his campaign for the Government to write off Royal Cornwall Hospital’s Trust debt, especially in the light of the current position of the “black alert” crisis status Cornwall’s acute  hospitals. After a public meeting on local health services which […]