John Healey MP, who has led the fight against the Coalition’s Health and Social Care Bill was at the Knowledge Spa, Peninsular Medical School, Truro, on Monday.
John made the case that there is an alternative to the government’s health plans. Throughout the last few months John has led the Labour team which has fought the coalition’s plans and had brought together supporters from the medical profession, patients and trade unionists. The Bill is now going to the House of Lords and many hope that the Lords will vote the Bill down.
Cornwall County Chair Candy Atherton said: “We are delighted to welcome John Healey back to Cornwall – he has visited us many times before and knows the problems the county faces.
“There are many members of the House of Lords who live in Cornwall and we hope that they will act to stop this bill which threatens the end of the NHS as we know it today. The Labour opposition have fought long and hard this year against the Bill in the Commons now it is the turn of the Lords.”
John Healey will also meet with the Chief Executive of Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust Lezli Boswell and members of the Board to hear their plans and concerns.Other news from Cornwall Labour