NHS is ‘hale and hearty’

Edward Leigh EMN-141010-122653001
Edward Leigh EMN-141010-122653001

Sir Edward Leigh, the Conservative MP for Gainsborough, has saluted recent Department for Health figures which showed an increase in the number of doctors and nurses serving Lincolnshire since the last general election.

“Our local NHS trust has hired 29 more doctors and 78 more nurses, including two extra midwives, since 2010. The statistics also show 11,500 more MRI scans and 20,047 more CT scans, while MRSA cases have been cut in half since 2010,” said the MP.

“The health of people here in Lincolnshire is demonstrably improving since our reforms were introduced, and I was happy to see that £7.2 million of the Government’s £700 million winter funding for health went to our county.”

“Lincolnshire is hale and hearty with the Conservatives running the NHS, but if Labour return it’d be back to bottomless-pit spending on administrators and bureaucrats. Jeremy Hunt knows that doctors and nurses are what we need, and these statistics show we’re delivering.”