Improvement at Northwick Park Hospital finally comes under Conservative government

Hannah David says the Conservatives have fought hard to protect the NHS

Hannah David says the Conservatives have fought hard to protect the NHS

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Gareth Thomas MP raises the issue of NHS funding and capacity at Northwick Park Hospital (MP raises concerns over lack of cash for hospital, Harrow Times, June 19).

Like most people in Harrow, I believe that the NHS is a precious national resource and that we must fight to ensure that it is properly funded and to make sure that it continues to deliver a world-class health service.

In a time of austerity, brought about by Labour’s great recession, the Conservative-led government has ring-fenced the NHS budget, protecting it from the cuts faced by other departments. Indeed, the Government has increased NHS spending by £12.7billion during this Parliament —a real-terms increase. This means that services at hospitals such as Northwick Park have been protected and continue to grow to meet demand.

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It is under the Conservative-led government that we are finally seeing some improvements in the facilities at Northwick Park.

As you reported last week, a new £21 million emergency department is due to open there later this year.

This is in stark contrast to Labour’s record on Northwick Park. Prior to the 2005 General Election, Mr Thomas claimed that he had secured £300m to redevelop Northwick Park Hospital.

This is a promise on which, during five more years in government, the Labour Party failed to deliver.

I’m sure the people of Harrow would like to know what happened to their new hospital.

Agree? Tell us what you think.

The fact of the matter is that at a time when the public finances have been decimated by the disastrous decisions made by the previous Labour government, the Conservatives in government have fought hard to protect the NHS.

Hannah David

Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Harrow West

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12:05am Mon 30 Jun 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

It is heartening that the Conservative Party is spending £21 million on a new Emergency department at Northwick Park Hospital and to know that this will be operational later this year.

This injection of funds was badly needed since we have many patients being transferred from Ealing and also from Central Middlesex Hospitals.Undoubtedl
y we have seen some cuts necessitated during this challenging period of austerity which has been tough on all of us but one cannot spend money which is not there.

One cannot be complacent about any changes to the service provided our main hospital---Northwick Park but anything which helps to provide better treatment for the increasing numbers of patients especially in our Emergency department must be welcomed.

There have been many shocking revelations about malpractice in certain well-known hospitals but at least Jeremy Hunt has come forward and acknowledged and apologised for all sorts of practices which should never have taken place---many before his time and with a different government in charge.That takes a lot of courage and is not an easy thing to do.Wish many more would be prepared to do like-wise.After all,we all are human and prone to make mistakes.

It's best citizens of this borough and our sister boroughs ,who regularly use Northwick Park Hospital all concentrate on the IMPROVEMENTS being made and stop all partisan talk,since all we care about is what is HAPPENING HERE and NOW.

Of course,the future will be built on our experience of today so we must ensure that progress is being made steadily--- to fulfil the expectations of patients -- and that every single improvement is welcomed with open arms,instead of moaning constantly about one thing or another!That will help the morale of the staff,patients and families alike.
It is heartening that the Conservative Party is spending £21 million on a new Emergency department at Northwick Park Hospital and to know that this will be operational later this year. This injection of funds was badly needed since we have many patients being transferred from Ealing and also from Central Middlesex Hospitals.Undoubtedl y we have seen some cuts necessitated during this challenging period of austerity which has been tough on all of us but one cannot spend money which is not there. One cannot be complacent about any changes to the service provided our main hospital---Northwick Park but anything which helps to provide better treatment for the increasing numbers of patients especially in our Emergency department must be welcomed. There have been many shocking revelations about malpractice in certain well-known hospitals but at least Jeremy Hunt has come forward and acknowledged and apologised for all sorts of practices which should never have taken place---many before his time and with a different government in charge.That takes a lot of courage and is not an easy thing to do.Wish many more would be prepared to do like-wise.After all,we all are human and prone to make mistakes. It's best citizens of this borough and our sister boroughs ,who regularly use Northwick Park Hospital all concentrate on the IMPROVEMENTS being made and stop all partisan talk,since all we care about is what is HAPPENING HERE and NOW. Of course,the future will be built on our experience of today so we must ensure that progress is being made steadily--- to fulfil the expectations of patients -- and that every single improvement is welcomed with open arms,instead of moaning constantly about one thing or another!That will help the morale of the staff,patients and families alike. Sonoo Malkani
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9:53pm Wed 2 Jul 14

diligaf says...

Ohh please some one get me a bucket ....
Ohh please some one get me a bucket .... diligaf
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