Simon Fell, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Barrow and Furness, has hit back at claims the NHS in Barrow and Furness is not being backed by the Government.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has recently announced an extra £1.8bn for the NHS on top of the £33.9bn committed for the service in 2023-24.
Barrow and Furness has recently seen big investment into the NHS locally with £12m for the Alfred Barrow Health Centre, and another £12m for the birthing centre at the Furness General Hospital.
Speaking from Ulverston, Simon said:
“I am very pleased to see extra investment being put into the NHS both locally and nationally.
“This Conservative Government has pledged to continue to invest in the NHS at record levels. Locally we are already seeing the effects with the Alfred Barrow Health Centre nearing completion, and with the new birthing centre at the Furness General Hospital.
“But I am keen to push for more investment and the qualified medical professionals we need to ensure that Furness is well served, both now and in the future.
“It’s time for Corbyn’s Labour Party to stop treating the NHS as a political football and instead have an honest conversation with local people about the services they need in our local NHS.
“I want to hear what the people of Barrow and Furness view as their healthcare priorities. I will shortly be sending out a survey so I can present the Prime Minister and Health Secretary with an honest account of local people’s views and make an informed case for long-term investment in Furness’ healthcare system.
“The NHS was created to provide healthcare that’s free at the point of use for every single person. Our investment means we can fulfil that promise for our children and grandchildren.”