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Our paramedic heroes deserve more support

Andrew George meets from left to right SWASFT Operations Office Geoff Griffin, SWASFT Paramedic John Veall,  SWASFT Operation Manager West Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Steve Small.   West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, this week savaged ‘the political class generally’ for undermining the morale of NHS staff – doctors, nurses, paramedics – who were as […]

George: Together We Can Ensure Patients Are Put Before Profit

Andrew George, MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, has today congratulated all those who are today protesting the proposed outsourcing of services at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) outside Treliske. Mr George, who recently co-sponsored the NHS Reinstatement Bill with Caroline Lucas, has said that he is glad to see so […]

George welcomes increased funding to children’s and adolescents’ mental health services

Andrew George, MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly,  yesterday warmly welcomed the Government’s announcement last week of further funding for childhood and adolescent mental health services but asked for reassurance that the situation where mentally ill children are placed in police cells due to a lack of specialised inpatient beds would not […]

Path lab backtrack

  Following his meeting with the Chief Executive of Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Bill Shields, West Cornwall MP Andrew George welcomed the decision of the Trust to look again at the proposal to outsource pathology services at the Trust. Mr Shields confirmed that the Trust needed additional investment into the path labs but that they […]

RCHT debt to be rescheduled

    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

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 […]

George supports work of Addaction charity

Andrew George MP, top right, pictured with Jason Williams, Bruce Arnott, Helen Hampton and Richard Evans   Andrew George, MP, visited Addaction’s Penzance base at the weekend to learn more about the charity’s work to eliminate Hepatitis C from the county. Addaction Charity, a pioneer in the field of drug and alcohol rehabilitation. It has […]

Mitie must pay up or give up

  West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has called on the executives of the company which recently took over RCHT “hotel” services, Mitie, to honour its employer obligations to its staff and pay up or surrender their contract. Mr George had raised concerns on behalf of his constituents about unpaid salaries, unpaid overtime, unmet contributions to […]

Parking penalties will only worsen care crisis – George

Andrew George MP and care worker Karen Garner   Local MP Andrew George is calling on health and care chiefs to give home care workers the same status as doctors when they are “on call”. For months Mr George has pressed Cornwall Council chiefs to establish a consistent policy between their traffic enforcement and social […]