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Emily’s Pledge to Defend the NHS and Build a Better Future for ST Helier Hospital

Photo of Emily Campaigning to Save our ST Helier

S O S – Save Our Services

• You can’t trust Paul Burstow or Paul Scully with the NHS – they are two sides of the same coin. It’s getting harder to see a GP, nurses have been cut and waiting lists are going up.
• The last Labour Government allocated £219 Million for the re-development of ST Helier Hospital, but the Tory-Lib Dem Coalition has stolen it from local people.
• During the passage of the Health and Social Care Act (2012), Paul Burstow was a Minister at the Department of Health, shaping the NHS re-organisation and creating chaos as a result. It was Paul Burstow who contrived with the Government to centralise decision-making on hospital closures and service configurations over the heads of local people and commissioners.
• Under this Tory-Lib Dem government ST Helier Hospital’s A&E, maternity and other services have been threatened with closure, despite having no local support for those plans.
• Only with Labour will the NHS be better off. If elected in May 2015, Emily Brothers guarantees that you will not have to wait more than 48 hours for a GP appointment and she will work with the Labour Government to repeal the Tory-Lib dem NHS changes that put private profit before patient care.

Photo of Emily Outside A&E at ST Helier Hospital

More Patients are Waiting Longer
• There is a crisis in A&E – in the last 12 months, almost a million people have waited more than four hours to be seen; more people are having to wait on trolleys before being admitted; and, more people are being kept in ambulance queues outside A&E.
• After years of falling waiting lists with Labour, waiting lists for treatment are growing again – they’re at their highest level for five years.

It’s Harder to Get the Care You Need
• It’s harder to get to see your family doctor. David Cameron scrapped Labour’s guarantee of a GP appointment within 48 hours. Now 60 per cent of patients say they can’t see their GP within two days.
• Thousands of nurses and frontline staff have been lost from the NHS since David Cameron became Prime Minister. Experts say that A&E’s don’t have safe staffing levels.
• Treatments like cataract and knee operations are being rationed.

The Coalition is Responsible for the Crisis in Our NHS
• Paul Burstow enabled £3 billion to be wasted and caused chaos with a damaging NHS re-organisation he promised wouldn’t happen that has left nearly 4,000 NHS managers being laid off and then rehired, many on six-figure salaries.
• Paul Burstow backed reforms that put private profits before patient care, tying hospitals up in competition law.
• Paul Burstow has supported cuts to elderly care which are sending more older people to A&E and making it harder to get the care they need at home.

Our Guarantee to You
Labour rescued the NHS after years of Tory neglect before. Despite the complicity of their Lib Dem partners since 2010, Emily will work with a Labour Government to do it again.
• A guaranteed GP appointment within 48 hours - the same day for those who need it.
• Repeal Paul Burstow’s backed NHS changes that put private profit before patients, so that NHS professionals can focus on your care, not competition law.
• Give patients and the public a say when changes to local services are proposed.
• Bring together physical health, mental health and social care into a single service to meet all of a person’s care needs – whole person care, built around patients, not bureaucrats.

Labour will improve, protect and nurture our NHS. Watch Ed Miliband’s broadcast - leading the NHS to a better future http://youtu.be/2ebs0maRW9I

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