“NHS a crucial battleground in this election say activists.”
Founded in 2011 in response to a toxic mix of cuts, privatisation and a top down reorganisation that no one voted for, Save Our NHS Hull and E.Yorkshire does not endorse, recommend or support any one political Party. But the group of local activists does suggest that voters question their candidates and carefully scrutinise their responses.
Theresa Vaughan is the Secretary of Save Our NHS Hull and E. Yorks. She said, “following the recent Winter crisis and controversial privatisations such as Blood and Transplant, local physiotherapy services and the introduction of Thames to Patient Transport Services plus cuts to the local hospitals budget announced in 2012 it is vital that we see local health provision pushed to the top of the political agenda. That’s why we are asking local candidates to give us their viewpoints. Transparency is paramount. We pay our MPs premier league salaries and in return we expect a premier league performance.”
Mrs. Vaughan and the group have come up with the following questions which will be issued to each candidate in our area seeking election to Parliament.
- What is your view of the current state of the finances in the NHS and what would be your plans for the next five years, funding wise?
- Can you tell us if you would support companies from the EU being given access to running NHS services in return for concessions in the BREXIT negotiations?
- What are your views on private providers running NHS services, would you vote in Parliament to extend such arrangements?
- What problems with the NHS have you identified as specific to our local area?
- What are your opinions on creating a National Care Service and how it should funded?
Answers will be posted here and on Social Media as soon as they are forthcoming.
We suggest you email these questions along with others that you think will enhance our understanding of each candidates position.