Today Labour announced plans to rescue our National Health Service with a £40 billion extra cash boost for the NHS, including funding for: 5,000 more GPs and 28,000 extra nurses, midwives and health visitors; rebuilding crumbling hospitals and providing modern equipment to improve cancer care; a cash boost for mental health care; and improving children’s health.
Responding to the announcement, Chloe Hopkins – the Labour Candidate in Beverley and Holderness – said “This policy could not be more welcome for our area. Nearly 1 in 5 people has had to wait a week or more to see a GP, NHS staff are being put under enormous pressure by the increasing demands of an ageing population. Patients in Withernsea and Hornsea are forced to travel to Beverley or Bransholme for treatment in the minor injuries units. We need to rebuild our NHS so that it works for everyone and I am proud to represent the party offering the real change our health service needs.”