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Registered nurses are the backbone of the NHS.

Posted on: 24th May 2018

Registered nurses are the backbone of the NHS. But they’re taken for granted by the Government. Perhaps this is because Ministers know they’ll always put the interests of their patients above themselves. Nurses are rarely moved to militancy. They’ve endured a painful pay cap for more than 5 years with little complaint and been offered […]

Nurses deserve a real champion

Posted on: 11th May 2018

Today (12th May) is National Nurses Day. Nurses are the ones with the patients. The backbone of our NHS. But they’re also massively undervalued. Many work in clinically unsafe environments where understaffing undermines the ability of committed nurses to give their patients the standard of care they seek to uphold. Safe staffing When i was […]

Conservatives more concerned with how they look than in how our NHS is struggling under their mishandled supervision…

Posted on: 24th April 2018

So Jeremy Hunt has written to just fellow Conservative MPs to ask what he should do to make him and his Party look less bad. This after all of those years of distain towards and mismanagement of our NHS. Jeremy Hunt wants to drape himself in an NHS which is a thousand times more popular […]

The Government not our hospital staff should be in ‘special measures’

Posted on: 6th April 2018

    Once again, Government hospital inspectors criticise hard-working NHS staff for… the failures of Government. Today CQC Hospital inspectors have again slated Cornwall’s main Hospital. But most of it comes down to underfunding and under staffing. Culture of bullying A quote from the husband of one of the hospital’s registered nurses on the Cornwall […]

George takes complaints about Mitie to hospital chief

Posted on: 23rd March 2015

  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

Posted on: 23rd March 2015

    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

Posted on: 20th March 2015

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

Posted on: 11th March 2015

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

Posted on: 11th March 2015

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

Posted on: 24th February 2015

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 […]