Mark Hunter MP Backs the Kid!

November 16, 2007 5:17 PM
Back the Kid

Mark is supporting the 'Back the Kid' campaign

Local MP for the Cheadle Constituency, Mark Hunter added his voice to those supporting improved services for cystic fibrosis sufferers at the launch of the 'Back the Kid' manifesto in the House of Commons.

The 'Back the Kid' Manifesto has been drawn up by a panel of frontline health professionals who provide care to patients with cystic fibrosis. The manifesto calls for cystic fibrosis patients to have access to the best possible care and treatments in order to improve their quality and length of life. Mark Hunter MP was also able to discuss current standards of cystic fibrosis care with patients of the condition and their families.

Commenting at the event, Mark Hunter MP said: "I am absolutely delighted to give my backing to the Back the Kid manifesto. Despite the welcome advances in cystic fibrosis care over the last 40 years, too many patients are today still not getting access to the best possible care and treatments.

"We need to do much more for cystic fibrosis patients and their families, and the Back the Kid manifesto sets out the steps which I will be pressing the Government to take."

Dr Ian Ketchell, a member of the Back the Kid Panel, welcomed Mark Hunter MP's support:

"We have put a lot of work into the Back the Kid manifesto, but without the support of MPs like Mark the vision we have set out will not become a reality. We look forward to continuing to work with Mark Hunter MP over the coming months to ensure that cystic fibrosis patients receive the very best care possible."

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