Health

Success Regime puts back plans and public consultation

It has emerged over the last few days that the timetable and proposals for major cuts in local health services in this area have been put back to 2017

Success regime update 11th November 2016

Castlepoint CCG have now published an update on the Success Regime plans.  I attended the workshop in Basildon ( as did about 12 other people) where we learned very little about what was being planned other than the downgrading of two A&E units to enable one to be the one that receives the emergency ambulances from a huge geography. No information was forthcoming about how that would save money.

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Health

Gavin Speaks Out on Hospital Funding

Basildon Hospital has broken the news that it faces a £20million blackhole in this financial year. Basildon and Billericay candidate Gavin Callaghan responds: Mike Le-Surf and I warned in September 2014 that if the hospital did not tackle the rising cost of agency staff and our local MPs did not Read more…

Labour Party

Labour’s new approach to public health

Labour’s new approach to public health is a central part of our plan to improve families’ health and ensure the NHS remains affordable and sustainable in the century of the ageing society. Labour is pledging to take tougher action to protect children from commercial pressures and the harm caused by alcohol, sugar and smoke. Our local hospital in Basildon is currently unable to cope with the needs of residents because of coalition government restructuring of the NHS and cuts to frontline services including preventative support for people to be able to receive their care support needs from  home.

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