FIRE CHIEF: CUT IN FIRE STATIONS & APPLIANCES INEVITABLE
6 OUT OF 24 FIRE STATIONS AT RISK, INCLUDING WALLASEY
The Tories say NHS spending is growing, which it is – but more slowly than the economy is growing. So, under the Tories, the proportion of our national income spent on the NHS is F
SOURCE KINGS FUND
SOURCE KINGS FUND
Dan Poulter, a former junior doctor and, until last year, a Tory Health Minister has spoken out against the new contract the Department of Health is planning for junior doctors. Intended to cut pay and reduce working conditions he says it will risk undermining patient care.
More evidence of how the NHS is struggling to cope under the Tories.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC), which monitors standards of performance, carried out an inspection at Arrowe Park in May, after receiving reports of concern about some areas of the hospital. The CQC has now published its report. The main conclusions are that the hospital must ensure that it has sufficient staff, with suitable qualifications and experience on duty at all times and that all procedures to ensure safe care are properly carried out.
You can read a copy of the report summary here (where you will also be able to read the full report if you want).
There is also a reasonable summary in the Wirral Globe which has also published an editorial supporting the hospital as a beacon of excellence but criticising the senior management. Remarkably, however, it doesn’t however attribute any responsibility for the problems Arrowe Park is experiencing to the Government’s health policies and the financial pressures they are piling onto hospitals and community services.
The Government has cut almost almost £2.5m from funding for Wirral’s community health work, threatening NHS community services and the work of voluntary groups to help more people live well.