As promised, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for North West Leicestershire Jamie McMahon has talked to staff at Ashby Hospital and visited patients in the community as part of his commitment to protect health services in Ashby.
With the planned closure of Ashby Hospital, the NHS is putting more resources into caring for people in their homes. The intention is to stop them going into hospital and getting them out of hospital more quickly. Jamie wants to ensure that the local NHS is true to its word and North West Leicestershire continues to receive the best quality services. He is able to bring his experience of scrutinising public services from his day job working for a disabled children’s charity to inspect the provision of community services locally.
As well as meeting NHS staff to talk about the joined up services in place Jamie went out to meet John from Ashby. John recently returned home after over five months in hospital and spoke positively about the care he now receives at home.
Labour parliamentary candidate Jamie McMahon said:
"I’m committed to ensuring local people get the best quality health care from the NHS. Getting assurances that the alternatives work is central to my campaign to protect health services in North West Leicestershire. That’s why I visited Ashby Hospital to hear more about the services being put in place. It was also great to visit John and hear first-hand about the care he receives.”
“The local NHS is putting additional services in place but I want to be sure that the NHS’ claims that the new services are better than what went before and that they are meeting people’s needs are right. I’m keen to hear of your experiences of community health services, good and bad, so that I can get the best deal for North West Leicestershire”
“Working for a disabled children’s charity I regularly visit public services to ensure people are receiving the best quality health or education services. I was keen to use that experience to see for myself the community services being put in place by the NHS.”