Tag Archives: Health

Thousands of doctors could be sacked

  Cuts in NHS funding and the crisis caused by cuts made by Cameron and Clegg mean that some trusts are running out of money. In a drastic plan that has leaked, NHS bosses threaten to fire all staff and rehire them on new contracts with pay cuts, an end to overtime and staff made [...]

NHS patients thrown out of hospitals at night

The Times as uncovered a new NHS scandal. Thanks to Tory and Lib Dem cuts. Hundreds of thousands of patients are being thrown out of hospitals in the middle of the night because there aren’t enough NHS beds. The Tories scrapped NHS targets, because they said they weren’t needed. Now we know what that means [...]

Surrey NHS services privatised

A huge part of Surrey’s NHS have been privatised and will in future be run by Virgin.  Surrey Community Health provide health services in the west of Surrey, plus some county wide services. Community nurses, speech and language therapy, and sexual health services will now be run for profit. But public service union Unison said [...]

Labour is with you – the Tories are out of touch

   Labour is with you Labour is changing so that we can make Britain fairer in tough times, We will take tough choices so that – even when there is less money around – we can build responsibility into our economy, stand up for the squeezed middle, and offer a decent chance to the next [...]

Lib Dems – privatising the NHS

Some Liberal Democrats have talked about privatising the NHS for years – they wrote about it in the famous Orange Book. Now Nick Clegg and almost all of his MPs keep voting with David Cameron, supporting the Tory plans to break up the NHS and privatise it. Now one Sunday newspaper has revealed that the [...]

More patients waiting too long in Surrey

Department of Health figures have shown that the number of patients waiting more than 18 weeks for NHS treatment in Surrey has increased by 68% in the 18 months since David Cameron became Prime Minister. The Tories said that scrapping NHS targets and cutting the NHS would not affect patient care but these figures show [...]

More hospital beds closing at Royal Surrey

Nurses have condemned the closure of medical beds at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, because of government cuts. Half of the Hindhead ward, 16 beds, will go in April. A hospital spokesperson said, “The entire NHS has to find savings.” This closure adds to the beds lost when the Tilford ward for the elderly was [...]

Delays rocket on hospital patient discharges Total bill almost quarter of a billion pounds New figures show the number of delayed discharges from hospital has increased by 16% in the last 15 months, at a total bill of almost quarter of a billion pounds. And Surrey is one of the worst parts of the SE, as [...]

NHS Surrey privatising health services

NHS Surrey have agreed to hand over the running of a range of community health services. Assura Medical Ltd will now run community nurses, childrens’ outpatient services, sexual health services, prison services and other services in NW and SW Surrey. The question we ask is – will money be put before patient services? Will profits [...]