Rotherham MP concerned over NHS funding

Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham

Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham

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A Rotherham MP claims too many people are suffering because of a lack of NHS funding after a report found that one fifth of residents in the town believe their quality of life is compromised by long-term illness.

The report was commissioned by the Richmond Group of Charities.

Labour MP Sarah Champion said: “It’s shocking that almost a quarter of people in Rotherham say their quality of life is compromised by a long-term illness.

“For me, it clearly shows that this Government’s approach to the NHS is having a hugely detrimental effect on the public. The Tory policy of budget cuts and privatisation has only served to bring services to their knees.

“This report highlights the fact that without change there is a real risk to the sustainability of the NHS. Too many people are now suffering. The service they receive isn’t what they need because resources are far too stretched.

“A Labour Government will provide the NHS this country deserves. An extra £2.5 billion means more nurses, more GPs, more homecare workers and ultimately a better experience for patients.

“This funding is vital for the long-term future of the NHS.”