My piece in the Cornishman on the question of the NHS answering the following question.
“What are your views on the future of NHS services in Cornwall
and how they are funded?”
The NHS is a great institution, I’m sure myself and many of us, have relatives that would not be
alive without the NHS and it’s dedicated nurses and doctors. Yet our health system is under
threat from 2 angles underfunding and privatisation.
of Poltair and the continuing threat to services at West Cornwall Hospital and St Michael’s.
Leaving us here in the west, to travel further (at increased risk in emergencies) for health
We’ve seen in recent days the failings of Hinchbrooke, much revered as an example of public
sector profit making. As we’re all keenly aware in Cornwall, after the Serco out of hours debacle,
for profit often means cuts in service provision and an increased profit, privatisation does not
If I was elected as MP, I would lobby for fair funding for the Cornish NHS. To resist the push to
make the NHS a profit making machine and to maintain a system that is free at the point of use
and local to the people. We need a health service as envisaged by it’s founders with care the top