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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 […]

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

Posted on: 24th February 2015

  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 […]

George criticises Hospitals Trust plans to privatise Cornwall’s pathology services

Posted on: 23rd February 2015

        West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has warned the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust that its apparent decision to put pathology services out to private tender would be a false economy.  There was an outcry at Mr George’s public meeting at Penzance at the weekend, when 200 people heard from GPs on the […]

Hospital Trust chiefs criticised at large NHS public meeting in Penzance

Posted on: 22nd February 2015

L-R Dr Ellen Wilkinson, Dr Matthew Boulter, Andrew George MP, Dr Peter Carter, Dr Colin Philip   Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust was roundly criticised for not attending a public meeting in Penzance, which saw over 200 people attend to discuss issues relating to local NHS services. The meeting, held at Penwith College on Friday evening, […]

Hospitals crisis will be hot topic at public meeting

Posted on: 19th February 2015

        The crisis at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust will be amongst subjects raised at a large public meeting which has been organised for tomorrow evening (Friday 20th February) at Penwith College, convened by Health Select Committee Member and West Cornwall MP, Andrew George.  Following the announcement of a “black alert” at Royal […]