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Young voter apathy is great news for the well-heeled establishment

Posted on: 26th June 2018

Attending Mounts Bay Academy’s assembly this morning I told students that the well-heeled establishment is very content with young voter apathy. “The conservative establishment don’t want you to take an interest in politics. They don’t want you to vote. Because if you do… if you do… they’d have to take notice of you. Rather than […]

NHS “sticking plaster” cash promise is nothing like enough

Posted on: 17th June 2018

Today’s hastily cobbled together face-saving NHS cash initiative by the PM is nothing like enough. It won’t even come close to resolving the serious crisis her Government has placed our NHS in. Welcome as it is, the extra funding is a more of a sticking plaster for the tattered reputation of the Conservative Party than […]

To “Save our NHS”…it needs “20% more by 2020” – cross/non-Party Campaign launched

Posted on: 13th June 2018

A major campaign group of current and recently retired NHS clinicians, medical staff and cross/non Party campaigners have launched a campaign which calls on the Government to “Save our NHS” by significantly increase resources – “20% more by 2020”. Headed by NHS campaigner and former MP, Andrew George and former Cornwall NHS Chief, Dr Colin […]

Cornish campaign to “save our NHS” before yet more cuts

Posted on: 4th June 2018

(Further to Helston Community Hospital statement attached) Former MP and NHS campaigner, Andrew George will this week announce the launch of a campaign to “Save our NHS” along with senior clinicians, and a cross-Party team of fellow campaigners. They will call for 20% more funding for the NHS by 2020 and launch a Charter of […]

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 […]