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2017_01_NHS_street_stall.jpgBEDFORD & KEMPSTON LABOUR PARTY CALL UPON PRIME MINISTER TO FUND THE NHS PROPERLY NOW

It was a busy day at our Labour Party "Care for the NHS" street stall in Bedford today. Members spoke with passersby about the worrying situation the NHS is in and invited them to sign the petition.

There is tremendous support and people are actually queuing to sign the petition calling on Theresa May to give the NHS the funding it needs now.

#careforthenhs

  • Under the Tories our NHS is underfunded and understaffed
  • Around 3.9 million people on waiting lists
  • 1.8 million people wait four hours or more in A&E
  • One in four patients have to wait a week or more to see their GP
  • Social care is approaching a 'tipping point' according to the regulator

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Bedford & Kempston NHS Street Stall 21 January

BEDFORD & KEMPSTON LABOUR PARTY CALL UPON PRIME MINISTER TO FUND THE NHS PROPERLY NOW It was a busy day at our Labour Party "Care for the NHS" street stall...

DSC_0640_1_.JPGTHE NHS NEEDS OUR HELP. 

The NHS is in crisis. It should motivate each and every one of us to act in its defence.

Despite finding billions of tax giveaways for big business and the richest, Theresa May's Conservatives failed to find a single penny for the NHS or social care in their Autumn statement.

Here is Bedford, we await news about proposals for core services such as A&E and maternity and paediatrics.

Last weekend, the Red Cross announced it is providing humanitarian assistance to NHS trusts that simply do not have the resources to cope.

On the Today programme last week, Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Turst chief executive, Joe Harrison, said it had cancelled operations to free up beds. He stated: "We are running at somewhere around 95%, 96 per cent bed occupancy which is very, very high.

The government must cancel their tax breaks for the wealthiest and fund our NHS instead. Prime Minister Theresa May needs to explain to the British people how she plans to fix her failure on the NHS.

The NHS needs our help. It has cared for each and every one of us and now needs our care.

On Saturday, January 21, Labour Party members will be campaigning in Silver Street, Bedford to protect the NHS and social care and argue for a better economic alternative. Do come along between 11am - 12.30pm and sign our petition.

Ian Nicholls

Chair, Bedford & Kempston Labour Party

 

T&C NHS letter by Ian Nicholls

THE NHS NEEDS OUR HELP.  The NHS is in crisis. It should motivate each and every one of us to act in its defence. Despite finding billions of tax giveaways...

2017_01_Yasin_T_C_article_road_resurfacing_2.jpgQUEEN’S PARK LABOUR COUNCILLORS WARN OF FURTHER WORKS TO HONEY HILL ROAD.

 Following inspection of recent resurfacing to Honey Hill Road, Bedford, some of the road surfacing asphalt material has been identified as being not to specification; there are some visible ‘shiny’ patches on the road surface.

The contractor has been asked to replace the road surface on the section of Honey Hill Road from St Pauls Road to Honey Hill Gardens. This work is being undertaken at the contractor’s expense. This work is planned to take place on Thursday 26th January 2017 with works starting at 8am and to be complete by 6pm.

In order to carry out the work quickly and safely it will be necessary to close Honey Hill Road to traffic from the Old Ford End Road roundabout to its junction with Paddlers Cour. All residents have been notified. 

Queen’s Park Councillor Mohammad Yasin, said: “It’s disappointing to have to disrupt resident’s lives for a second time, but it is right that Bedford Borough Council insist the works are carried out to the required high standard.”

Councillor Mohammed Masud added: “We’ve been asking for this road to be resurfaced for some time, so it’s vital that it is done properly and the new surface will last.”

 

 

Queen's Park Honey Hill Road resurfacing

QUEEN’S PARK LABOUR COUNCILLORS WARN OF FURTHER WORKS TO HONEY HILL ROAD.  Following inspection of recent resurfacing to Honey Hill Road, Bedford, some of the road surfacing asphalt material has been identified as...

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