Truro & Falmouth Constituency Labour Party
Wes Streeting, Shadow Secretary for Health & Social Care, visited Cornwall today. He was accompanied by Labour’s Parliamentary Candidates Perran Moon and Jayne Kirkham on a visit to the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske, where he spoke to staff in the emergency and maternity wards about the immense pressures they face including staff shortages; 10,000 posts in the region are unfilled. He described Labour’s plans to abolish the non-dom tax status and ploughing some of the money into doubling the number of medical school places, and recruiting more nurses, midwives and district nurses.
“It was great to be able to take our Shadow Health & Social Care Secretary, Wes Streeting, to Royal Cornwall Hospital to show him what Cornwall’s NHS needs, and the plans for the new Women’s Unit which the Conservatives are delaying & delaying. A Labour government will train thousands of doctors, nurses & midwives & improve terms & conditions for social care workers.” – Jayne Kirkham