West Worcestershire Conservative MP votes against more support for local GP and ambulance services

16 Nov 2023
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 Liberal Democrats in West Worcestershire have slammed Harriett Baldwin for voting against the amendment saying it shows a “callous disregard for patients waiting in pain” as NHS waiting lists hit a record 7.8 million earlier this month

West Worcestershire’s Conservative MP voted against the Liberal Democrat amendment which would have committed the government to 

 

  • improving GP and ambulance wait times.
  •  build the 40 new hospitals that the government itself has promised but has yet to deliver on  and 
  • bring in measures to address the crises in the NHS and social care.

 

The Liberal Democrats have set out a clear plan to fix local health services, including giving people the right to see a GP in a week or 24 hours if in urgent need.

West Worcestershire’s Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate, Dan Boatright-Greene, said:

“The Conservative Party has shown a callous disregard for patients waiting in pain. West Worcestershire deserves local health services that provide the care people need, instead of being forced to wait for weeks on end for a GP appointment or hours for an ambulance to arrive. This Conservative government has run our NHS into the ground.

“Communities like ours have been taken for granted by the Conservative Party for far too long. West Worcestershire deserves a strong local champion who stands up for our health services in Parliament and voters know that with the Liberal Democrats they will get just that.”