Is NHS safe in Tory hands?

Many of us, I suspect, will be asking ourselves if our hospitals have been put into special measures because the Conservative government have starved them of the funds necessary to run them efficiently.

It does not take a genius to work out hospitals will be short of staff if there are insufficient funds to pay them.

Now ‘experts’ are to be brought in, but surely the experts are already there in the form of the hardworking, but possibly overworked staff!

How long are the shifts of these staff I wonder and how many of us would be willing to work these shifts if we find ourselves demoralised and undervalued by the Conservative government?

Will these ‘experts’ be paid huge salaries, leaching even more money from the NHS Trust in our area?

The latest is that the Conservative government wish to cut the salaries of many doctors working in the NHS.

Is this rather rich coming from MPs who have been awarded a 10 per cent rise in salaries bringing them up to £74,000 a year and then some claim huge expenses in addition?

Is their aim in cutting some doctors salaries in this way to demoralise them still further and drive many abroad or into private practice? Many choose to work in the NHS because they wish to work for the good of all, rather than the good of the chosen few.

As someone whose husband has recently had two very successful knee replacements at the Conquest Hospital, I am very grateful for the skill of the surgeon and the theatre team , the advice and guidance given to him by the physiotherapists and for the nursing care given to him throughout the process.

But I ask myself, will this wonderful service be there to provide service for all in the future, or will we find it has been privatised by the Conservatives and because of cost beyond reach for some?

We need to think, question and demand answers before it is too late. Is the NHS safe in Conservative hands?

Carole Woodland

Cooden Drive


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