THURROCK Tory candidate Jackie Doyle-Price has backed David Cameron’s pledge to increase spending on health year on year to protect front-line health services.
Ms Doyle-Price said:
“Whilst there will be necessary spending cuts, David Cameron has pledged that the NHS budget will be protected. We Conservatives remain determined that the NHS delivers free health care where it is needed.
“But the fact is that for many the service is not good enough. Despite increases in spending there are too many occasions when the health service fails to deliver an adequate service.
“We have heard about poor standards of care and infection control at Basildon hospital. There is inadequate provision of dental services in Grays and across Thurrock and three times more people die from infections picked up in hospitals than die on the nation’s roads.
“We believe that Labour’s focus on targets has been at the expense of professional care and cleanliness. We need a renewed focus on the treatment and care that patients actually need. Conservatives will put patients in control and empower professionals to deliver a health service that Britain deserves.”