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OUR LOCAL AMBULANCE HANDOVER DELAYS ARE 100% WORSE THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE

Twice as many patients are waiting over an hour in ambulances to be handed over at our local hospitals than across the country. 

According to NHS numbers for 20th November to 4th March, at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, two in every thirty patients are waiting over an hour to be handed over from an ambulance.   This is more than double the national average.

The same figures show that around one in five patients at our hospitals waited for over half an hour to be transferred.

Stuart Brady, Labour’s Candidate at the next general election in Loughborough said:

“These figures support what I have been hearing locally about ambulances.  Loughborough Hospital is having to wait an unacceptably long time for ambulances because they are stuck at LRI.”

“I have been running a campaign to get to the bottom of the NHS winter crisis locally.  Ambulance delays have been a key issue raised.  During my public meeting in Loughborough on 20th March, one lady said that a relative had to wait eight hours for an ambulance.”

“It’s also been a big issue on the doorsteps.  One first-aider told me of waits of well over an hour and a half for an ambulance to attend a casualty he was involved with.”

“These figures, and people’s stories are really important in getting to the bottom of how the NHS winter crisis is hitting our area.  Many people are still having fantastic care from our dedicated NHS staff.

But these ambulance delays and other aspects of care are unacceptable.”

“That’s why I am holding further NHS Winter Crisis public meetings in Shepshed, at the Town Council Offices on the evening of the 10th April, and in Quorn on the 26th April 2018.”

Stuart Brady's winter crisis campaign hears of serious problems with ambulance waiting: please join him at one of our public meetings

OUR LOCAL AMBULANCE HANDOVER DELAYS ARE 100% WORSE THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE Twice as many patients are waiting over an hour in ambulances to be handed over at our local...

Come to one of my public meetings

Our health service is in crisis. This winter saw cancer operations cancelled and patients stuck in corridors because of bed shortages.

Come to one of my public meetings to share your views on the NHS on:


20th March:
Unity House, 21 Fennel St,
Loughborough, 6.45pm

10th April:
Town Council Offices, Charnwood Rd,
Shepshed, 6.45pm

26th April:
Quorn Scout Hut, Meeting Street,
Quorn, 7.30pm

Our health service is in crisis. Come to one of my public meetings to share your views

Our health service is in crisis. This winter saw cancer operations cancelled and patients stuck in corridors because of bed shortages. Come to one of my public meetings to share...

Labour Supports School Meals

Stuart Brady, Labour’s candidate for Loughborough in the next general election has written to local Tory MP Nicky Morgan urging her to put Leicestershire’s poorest children before Party loyalty next week, by voting against a Government plan to impose an income threshold on families currently receiving universal credit.

The policy, which the Government sought to sneak through without a vote, will mean over 16,000 of Leicestershire’s children, many growing up in poverty, will not be able to access a free school meal, according to the Children’s Society. The charity estimates it could affect over a million children across the country.

For some children, this could literally mean the difference between eating a hot meal that day, or going hungry.

As part of the same measure, the government is also planning to remove free childcare from those earning above the threshold.

For those Leicestershire families that are affected, the income threshold will create a cliff-edge, meaning some parents could be better off either reducing their hours, or not taking additional hours or pay rises, because moving just above the income threshold would leave them hundreds of pounds worse off for each child affected. This directly undermines the Government’s stated aim of Universal Credit, to make work pay.

The Government’s plans to restrict free school meals and free childcare will be brought to the Commons next week, following an intervention from Labour to bring these heartless and short sighted plans to a binding vote.

Stuart Brady, Labour’s candidate for Loughborough in the next general, has written to Nicky Morgan, calling on her to vote the plans down.

Speaking about the Government plans, Stuart said:

 “The Tories are trying to leave over a million children without access to free school meals, that’s potentially 16,000 in our area alone.

“If Nicky Morgan votes to literally take hot dinners away from the children of her constituents, I don’t know how she will be able to hold her head high in our town.

“The vote on Tuesday gives her an opportunity to show just whose side she is on; the poorest children in her constituency, or this Tory government imposing heartless cuts on low income families.

“I have written to Nicky asking her to consider her priorities on Tuesday.”

 

Nicky Morgan urged by Labour to vote against her Government’s plans to leave 16,000 of Leicestershire’s poorest children without a free school meal

Stuart Brady, Labour’s candidate for Loughborough in the next general election has written to local Tory MP Nicky Morgan urging her to put Leicestershire’s poorest children before Party loyalty next week,...

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