Local MP, Bridget Phillipson has shadowed nurses at Sunderland’s Royal Hospital to highlight the vital work they do for the NHS.
Bridget’s visit comes in the same week, Shadow Secretary of State for Health, John Healy hit out at the Tory-led governments plans for NHS reform, saying they will leave the service fragmented and take it backwards.
The Royal College of Nursing has also warned of the damage the Tory-led government’s actions will do, and have passed a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the government’s management of the NHS.
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Commenting on the visit, Bridget said:
“I want thank Matron Lesley Dobson for allowing me to spend the morning with her. It was an opportunity to get a better understanding of the challenges nurses face and the real issues the Government should be addressing.
“Nurses play a vital part in keeping our NHS going. This dedicated team of lifesavers are the backbone of clinical care in our health service – when groups such as the Royal College of Nursing pass a vote of no confidence the government would be wise to take note.
“I am a strong supporter of the NHS and I know how much Sunderland’s local health service and facilities are valued.”