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NHS

We’ll take the NHS money – though we suspect it’s just more counterfeit pre-election promises

Posted on: 30th September 2019

Local Candidate and NHS campaigner Andrew George said he’d be pleased to accept the money the Conservatives have said is on offer for the local NHS, and that he’ll make sure its delivered effectively, so long as the Conservatives show where the money is coming from before they lose office. Mr George said, “If the […]

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Investment in the NHS

Posted on: 15th August 2019

I’m grateful the local Conservative MP drew attention to my comments about the importance of investment in the NHS in his column last week. I’ll leave you to decide whether he misunderstood or deliberately misrepresented what I said. But I don’t apologise for saying that proper investment in our NHS is a higher priority than […]

Cornwall should welcome NHS announcement – even if it’s from Johnson’s magic money-lending tree!

Posted on: 5th August 2019

Today’s hospital funding announcement confirms imminent General Election The Johnson Government is making an extra £850 million available for future capital spending on NHS hospitals. This includes nearly £100 million for the long awaited and long promised rebuilding of the seriously deficient Princess Alexandra Maternity wing at Treliske, Truro. Facilities in the wing have become […]

Cornwall deserves a fair share from Johnson’s magic money-lending tree

Posted on: 29th July 2019

  Andrew George has joined his fellow Liberal Democrat Parliamentary campaign team to call for Cornwall to get a fair share of Government investment in its services and economy from the new Johnson Government. Andrew said, “This Government is led by a man who can’t tell truth from fiction. There’s going to be an almighty […]

NHS

We celebrated the 70th birthday of our NHS a year ago

Posted on: 18th July 2019

We celebrated the 70th birthday of our NHS a year ago. At the time, health campaigners like me also pointed out the NHS was more debt-ridden, under-staffed and crisis-managed than at any time in its history. To deflect criticism the PM, Theresa May, announced £billions more for the service. The media were immediately taken in […]

Trump protests are counterproductive

Posted on: 6th June 2019

I understand why many chose to boycott or protest against Trump. However, I fear it’s counterproductive. It has the opposite effect to the one the protestors/boycotters desire. Trump may go back to the US with an impression he’s not universally adored throughout the UK, but he’ll have dominated the news and with sky-high public relations […]

Edward Hain – we need a hospital, not just a day centre!

Posted on: 1st April 2019

“Using Edward Hain Hospital as a day centre is just an attempt to save the embarrassment of the Conservative Government and local MPs. We want our Hospital back. With desperately needed inpatient beds and vital medical services.” Former MP and health campaigner Andrew George was commenting on news that the Edward Hain Pilot Project will […]

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“Jam tomorrow” promise

Posted on: 14th February 2019

Meanwhile, it seems the “jam tomorrow” promise of £20 billion extra for the NHS in 2023/4 has taken attention away from the current crisis in our NHS. The 100,000 doctor, nurse and specialist vacancies, chronic debt and intolerable pressure on staff is happening now, while money is haemorrhaging into private companies which are free to […]

NHS

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 […]

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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 […]