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Comment on Edward Hain Hospital

Posted on: 23rd January 2019

Copy of my comment on the launch of the Edward Hain announcement: Though this doesn’t amount to the re-opening of Edward Hain as a Hospital with the inpatient beds our area desperately needs, this is nonetheless welcome. It’s now an Age UK Day Centre with important OT and Physio services. A welcome and an important […]


Let’s make 2019 a year of change for the better

Posted on: 2nd January 2019

A new year. But will it be a new dawn? We can of course hope, wish and pray. But let’s also WORK in 2019 to build a better future for young people. Health and Education Let’s save our NHS by halting the cuts and pressures. Stop private companies ‘cherry-picking’ the profitable bits. Put patients before […]

Migrant nurse surcharge hike – ‘morally bankrupt’, says RCN

Posted on: 31st December 2018

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned that the fee for using NHS for nurses from outside the European Economic Area will double to £400 from tomorrow (Jan 2019). This will discourage nurse recruitment at exactly the time the NHS needs them most. RCN acting general secretary Dame Donna Kinnair: ‘These fees can tear […]

Copy of a picture of campaign team with one of the regions MPs, former Health Minister Ben Bradshaw MP.

Chancellor must give our NHS the money the PM promised

Posted on: 29th October 2018

Following a successful lobby of Parliament last week, local NHS campaigners are calling on the Chancellor to give the NHS the £20 billion the Prime Minister promised. The cross/non-Party campaign met scores of MPs and pressed the case for the NHS to receive funding to help pay off the massive debt, release the intolerable pressure […]

News Update

Posted on: 25th October 2018

Our NHS has never faced greater threat nor been as debt-ridden in its 70 years than it is now. Yet Westminster is so preoccupied with Brexit, the impact of Universal Credit cuts and gossip about leadership challenges (assassinations even!) that it has almost forgotten why it should care about our NHS. I returned to the […]

Save our NHS campaign targets next week’s Budget

Posted on: 19th October 2018

MPs will meet Cornish NHS campaigners in Parliament next Monday (22nd Oct) before the following week’s budget (29th October). Save our NHS Cornwall will be led by former NHS Chief, Dr Colin Philip (founding Chair of NHS Kernow, the local CCG), Cllr Jayne Kirkham (former Labour Candidate for Truro & Falmouth) and former MP Andrew […]

Government’s £270 million cut in Cornwall’s NHS overshadows ongoing indecision

Posted on: 3rd October 2018

  An enforced Government cut of £270 million in Cornwall’s NHS by 2020 still overshadows the decisions of local health chiefs. Theyve submitted an important paper for the next “Transformation” Health Board Meeting next Monday 8th Oct for discussion/decision. Health campaigner and former Liberal Democrat MP Andrew George welcomed some of the few decisions which […]

News Update

Posted on: 30th August 2018

Prepare yourselves. It seems our Government is bound to drag us into a “No deal” Brexit. I rejected Brexit in 2016 because I didn’t believe our Country should lose control to those Conservatives who want turn the UK into a backward, narrow-minded, inward looking and intolerant island which reckons that international respect is won through […]

Thanking NHS staff at Bellair Clinic

Posted on: 6th July 2018

“Save our NHS” campaigners meet staff to say thank you at The Bellair Clinic and on the 70th anniversary of the creation of the NHS.

Celebrating 70th anniversary of NHS with staff at West Cornwall Hospital

Posted on: 6th July 2018

“Save our NHS” campaigners Lesley Brooke, Jennifer Paling and Andrew George say thank you on behalf of the community to Matron Shirley Harris, Managers and staff at West Cornwall Hospital on the 70th anniversary of the NHS.