Steve McCabe MP calls on Brummies to send David Cameron a message as NHS turns 65

To mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of the NHS on the 5th of July Steve McCabe MP has called on local people to celebrate this incredible institution and ensure it is strengthened for future generations.

The NHS is suffering from an A&E crisis which is why Steve McCabe is asking people in Birmingham  to join Labour’s campaign calling on David Cameron to keep his promise to protect our health service.

Here in Birmingham staffing shortages have left the Queen Elizabeth Accident and Emergency Department overstretched, with experts warning that services across the country could fail by the winter if urgent action isn’t taken.

The West Midlands has already lost out since David Cameron became Prime Minster in 2010 and these cuts are making it harder to maintain the services that local people rely on.

Steve McCabe MP said: “I’ve spoken to both patients and health workers in Selly Oak and they’ve all told me they are worried about the future of the NHS.

“Last summer I had a heart operation and I know first-hand how amazing our NHS is but it needs protecting so that future generations are able to benefit from our incredible health service.

“The Katie Road NHS Walk In Centre is just one of the vital local services that is at risk because of the Prime Minister’s broken promises. He promised that there would be no top down reorganisation of the NHS and we can see that not only is that not true, his Government is damaging the services that our NHS provides here in Birmingham.

“This is why I’m asking people in Birmingham to send a message to David Cameron that our health service doesn’t deserve his broken promises.

“Labour created the NHS in 1948, and it is one of our proudest achievements. Its 65th birthday is an opportunity to celebrate, but if we’re going to commemorate further milestones then we need to make sure our NHS is strengthened and protected for the future.”

To join Labour’s Campaign go to: labour.org.uk/nhs-crisis

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