To mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of the NHS, Sefton Central Labour MP for Bill Esterson has called on local people to "celebrate this incredible institution and ensure it is strengthened for future generations".
The NHS today is suffering from an A&E crisis which is why Bill is asking people in Sefton Central to visit labour.org.uk/nhs-crisis and join Labour’s campaign calling on David Cameron to keep his promise to protect our health service.
Staffing shortages have left A&E departments in the region overstretched, with experts warning that services across the country could fail by the winter if urgent action isn’t taken.
Last month, Bill raised concerns about the crisis after it came to light that both Aintree Hospital and the Royal Liverpool Hospital had turned ambulances away because they couldn't cope with the demand.
Bill said: “I’ve spoken to both patients and health workers in Sefton Central and they’ve all told me they are worried about the future of the NHS. I know first-hand how amazing our NHS is but it needs protecting so that future generations are able to benefit from our incredible health service.
“Which is why I’m asking people in Sefton Central to join our campaign atlabour.org.uk/nhs-crisis and send a message to David Cameron that our health service doesn’t deserve his broken promises.
"Labour created the NHS in 1948, and it is one of our proudest achievements. Its 65th birthday is an opportunity to celebrate, but if we’re going to commemorate further milestones then we need to make sure our NHS is strengthened and protected for the future."