Wyre Forest Labour on withdrawal of 2nd cycle IVF & some medications by Wyre Forest & Worccestershire’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG):

Mari Gray, CEO of CCG in Worcestershire for NHS says in The Kidderminster Shuttle, in what Labour considers the shameful and cruel restrictions to IVF and other prescriptions and medications, “However, given the financial challenge that we face in Worcestershire we need to take action now so that we can continue to protect other NHS services in the future.”

So, there you have it, and in a line, the truth about NHS finances in Worccestershire. Mari Gray is confirming what we all know about the state of finances in NHS, thereby exposing Tory MP Mark Garnier’s lies that it’s management to blame for the crisis.

Stephen Brown, Wyre Forest Labour believes there are some supplementary questions about this situation and asks:”when is Garnier going to be revealed for the fraud he is in saying NHS has more money, which is proven to be untrue by the Health Parliamentary Select Committe, at least to the level claimed? Does he need someone to explain the meaning of the words ‘inflation’ and ‘rising demand’ when also allied to his Party’s devastating social care cuts detrimentally impacting NHS budgets? Yet, he STILL continues to peddle the more money and management blame myth to hide his own culpability for NHS problems.

“So, how much longer are we going to be fed his nonsense, his lies, and total lack of responsibility for his and his Party’s actions for the state of our NHS? The CCG running sham consultations asking the public what services to cut is utterly disgraceful, and conveniently for them, helps avoid and deflect from the elephant in the room caused by Tory cuts.

“It’s cold comfort for people in need of such treatment or medications and who are desperately affected and who may not have the means to be able to go private”.

Labour is committed to increasing, in real terms, NHS funding to avoid this postcode lottery of health care the Tories have created.

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