Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson hears concerns about Tory

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson during his visit to Aintree University Hospital


Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson attended a very special surgery appointment this week - at Aintree University Hospital.

Bill was taken on a tour of the hospital where he had the chance to meet doctors, nurses and even local surgeons.

He also had a meeting with Aintree Hospital Chief Executive Catherine Beardshaw where he heard about the latest plans for the hospital and also to discuss specific constituents' cases.

Speaking after his visit, Bill said he is always impressed by the commitment of the staff at Aintree Hospital.

Bill said: "We all know how difficult this Tory-Lib Dem Government is making things for the NHS and its staff. But each and every time I go to Aintree Hospital I am impressed by the dedication of the people who work there.

"It is that dedication which has made the NHS the envy of the world.

"I had the pleasure to meet the teams and see for myself the work they do throughout the hospital, but specifically in A&E, the trauma wards and the new ultraclean theatre.

I'd like to thank each and everyone of the team members who took the time to show me around and tell me their personal experiences of working in the NHS."

During his visit Bill also had the chance to speak to patients at the hospital about the care they had received at the hospital.

Bill said: "The patients at the hospital I met spoke very highly of the care they are receiving at Aintree.

"But they, like all of us, are concerned about the future of the NHS while it is in the hands of this government.

"With their NHS reforms, the Tories and Lib Dems are intent on breaking up the National Health Service and handing it over to private companies whose primary goal is to make money.

"There is widespread concern from the patients I spoke to and from the hundreds of constituents who have contacted me, that the NHS which was created by the Labour Government in 1948, will not be the same National Health Service after the Tories and Lib Dems have their way.

"The Tories and Lib Dems are radically reforming the NHS for the benefit of private companies and not the British public who rely on the NHS and who have relied on the NHS for the past 65 years.

"That's why I oppose the Tory-Lib Dem plans and why I am campaigning hard against them in Sefton Central and in Parliament."