Barbara Keeley

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR WORSLEY AND ECCLES SOUTH

David Cameron needs to explain why he is cutting nursing staff numbers

NHS nurse

Barbara has called on Prime Minister, David Cameron, to explain how Government policies like cutting nursing posts and radically reorganising the NHS will improve nursing care.

Barbara said:

“The Conservative-led Government is cutting 48,000 nursing posts in the NHS nationally and it is hard to see how these cuts and the unnecessary top-down re-organisation of the NHS can improve nursing standards in our hospitals.

“Local Hospital Trusts, like Salford Royal, are affected by these cuts and by the radical organisational changes the Government is making. Rather than talking about cutting bureaucracy, David Cameron would be well-advised to drop his Health and Social Care Bill. This would allow our nursing staff and the rest of the NHS to get on with the important task of providing and improving patient care.”

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