Lib Dem candidate calls for Parliament to be recalled over NHS in crisis

3 Jan 2023
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The Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Cheadle has joined their party’s demands for Parliament to be recalled amid estimates that 500 people across the country each week are dying due to A&E delays.

In recent days ambulance services across the country have declared “critical incidents”, whilst ambulance staff have also been urged to conserve oxygen supplies due to a surge in demand.

Tom Morrison, is demanding the Government pass an emergency health plan and declare a “national major incident” this week to save lives and ease the pressure on overstretched nurses, doctors, and paramedics.

The Liberal Democrats have set out a 5-point winter plan to tackle the ambulance crisis including launching a campaign to recruit more paramedics, increasing the number of hospital beds, and boosting funding for social care.

“This is a life-or-death situation for people in Stockport Borough and right across the country," said Parliamentary Candidate for Cheadle, Tom Morrison.

“The NHS is collapsing in front of our eyes whilst the Prime Minister and Health Secretary are nowhere to be seen. This is a national crisis and therefore it’s only right that MPs get back to Westminster to fix the problem. The Prime Minister must declare a major incident now to put the NHS back on a pandemic-style footing amid soaring numbers of deaths.”

“We have already seen in our own area that ambulance waiting times have reached dangerous levels whilst so many of us have stories of long waits at A&E. This is on top of face-to-face GP and NHS dentist appointments being almost impossible to find. Something has to be done.”

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