Monthly Archives: July 2013

Tory top down re-organisation of the NHS delays development of new Medical Centre for Alwoodley!

We’ve all known for a while that the Tory instigated and unnecessary changes to our NHS will cause problems, and now those problems are hitting Alwoodley.

A much needed new Health Centre proposed to be built off King Lane near Moor Allerton Centre has been delayed thanks to the abolition of the local Primary Care Trust that had given the proposal the go ahead.

The Tories top down changes to the National Health Service mean that even though the scheme has the backing of the Council, local GPs and the local community keen for new services and an end to parking misery around older GP’s surgeries, the scheme now needs a new approval from NHS England; and that doesn’t look like happening quickly.

Your Labour council is working hard to try and break this logjam working with all relevant parties; and Alwoodley Rose will keep you informed.

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Our NHS is 65…

Our NHS turned 65 years old on 5th July 2013 and yet far from being pensioned off it is working harder and achieving more for us than ever.

Despite the scare stories and the attempts to run down what our health service does by the Tories who seem determined to break it up the those who work in and those who use the NHS know what a great service it provides.

Fabian at NHS Rally June2013

Fabian speaking at the NHS is 65 rally in Millennium Square, Leeds

On the Saturday before the official birthday of the NHS Unison organised a celebration rally in Millennium Square and amongst those attending to show their support was Leeds North East MP Fabian Hamilton.

Speaking at and after the event Fabian commented “The fact that the NHS is still so popular today is a testament to the vision of its founders and the radical nature of the change they brought about – providing healthcare on the basis of need rather than ability to pay. The NHS is one of the great achievements of country, created by a Labour Government, and it is an achievement we must continue to work hard to protect.”