Candidate hits out at ‘cuts and management’ of the NHS

Ben Whittingham
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A prospective Fylde coast MP has hit out at the current Government’s handling of the NHS.

Ben Whittingham, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Wyre and Preston North, has claimed there is a danger placed on residents of the constituency because of the “increasing mismanagement of the NHS” by the Conservative-led Coalition.

“This is a perfect storm of cuts and mismanagement and ordinary people, in our community and across the rest of the country, will suffer unnecessary risk while the Conservatives pretend all is well.”

He added: “The Labour Party left a legacy of unprecedented public satisfaction with the NHS and the Tories have run up A&E waiting times to a 10-year high.

“So dire is this mismanagement that the Royal College of General Practitioners predict a shortfall in the number of available appointments by up to 50 million, meaning people who need to see their doctor could be forced to go to the already-struggling A&E department.

“Our area deserves better than a government that is blind to the damage it is doing and we need an MP who is willing to fight for our area and our NHS.”