THURROCK Labour joined campaigners up and down the country on Labour’s Care For The NHS campaign day on Saturday. Activists talked to shoppers at Grays High Street and handed out leaflets to highlight the current crisis in the NHS.
Around 3.9 million people are on waiting lists. 1.8m people wait four hours or more in A&E. One in four patients have to wait a week or more to see their GP. According to the regulator, social care is approaching a “tipping point,” and the stories shared by many shoppers only underlines the true cost of Conservative underfunding and neglect.
Thurrock Councillor Oliver Gerrish joined campaigners this weekend. “Labour are calling on Theresa May and her Government to give the NHS the funding it deserves,” he said. “The current crisis in the NHS is unprecedented. Real progress was made under the last Labour government, but now waiting lists are soaring and people are stuck for hours in overcrowded A&Es.”
“We all need to play our part in solving the funding crisis,” added Cllr Bukky Okunade. “Locally we need to put pressure on the Government and spell out the impact this is having on Thurrock residents.”
A motion brought by Councillor Gerrish, to be discussed at January’s Full Council meeting, asks for the Council Administration to do everything in its power to advocate an end to the crisis.
He concluded “Although the Council may not have the power to solve all of these issues ourselves, as local leaders we must fight for our residents and highlight the importance of finding a solution.”
I will highlight one great thing under Labour PPI Public private partnership for hospitals what a rip off Blair screwed the taxpayers on that one and wee Aint forgot it.
As for the Tory scum they are fighting to privatise it you know run it down sell it offf ON the cheap to there friends and then they can in turn flip it to foreign ownership for a fat profit. so they can jack the prices up and rip off thurrock taxpayers.
We don’t trust the Tories or New Labour with our NHS.