Saturday, October 06, 2007

Local Accident and Emergency Services

Both major parties aim to cut NHS spending.

The Conservative Party has hypocritically opposed the closure of - for example - the Princess Royal Accident and Emergency department. At the same time they promise massive tax cuts. which can only mean cutting services and so-called "efficiency savings", "cutting out waste"

The Sheffield Survey conducted by the Medical Care Research Unit concluded that "Increased journey distance to hospital appears to be associated with increased risk of mortality. Our data suggest that a 10-km increase in straight-line distance is associated with around a 1% absolute increase in mortality."

To put it another way, more people will die.

The demonstration against the cuts to Princess Royal is on 13th October. Oddly the website does not have the venue but it will be posted here asap.


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