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Local NHS left with £40M debt as private companies take profits

The NHS in Bedford and Kempston is facing a financial crisis, and only Labour can stop it.

With our local services £40 million in debt, private companies are putting profits before the standard of care and public accountability is being whittled away.

Labour pledges to return the NHS to full health, funded, in part, by raising taxes on tobacco company profits.

Patrick Hall, Labour's parliamentary candidate for Bedford and Kempston, said, 'The privatisation of our local NHS services has been scandalous.

'Waiting times for those services have increased, and we're no longer allowed to ask questions about why this has happened. Labour will do more to put patients first'.

Labour has announced national plans to build an NHS with the time to care. These includes plans to train an additional 8,000 more GPs, 20,000 more nurses, 3,000 more midwives, and 5,000 more home-care workers.

This influx of cash and resources will be complimented by a plan to join up the unnecessarily divided health and social care systems.

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