Labour in ap­point­ment vow

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

The fail­ing A&E tar­gets re­ported in last week’s Re­former are only one part of a story of the NHS un­der pres­sure.

I reg­u­larly hear from lo­cal peo­ple about can­celled or de­layed NHS ap­point­ments.

The pres­sure that the ser­vice is un­der is com­pounded by un­der fund­ing from the SNP govern­ment.

We also have a GP cri­sis lo­cally where the pop­u­la­tion has grown in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang since 1999 but the num­ber of GPs has re­duced.

Hun­dreds of mil­lions of pounds of cuts to pub­lic ser­vices will only make this worse. We need to give our NHS the sup­port and re­sources it needs to meet the chal­lenges of the 2040s. This means in­vest­ing more in pri­mary and so­cial care to take the pres­sure off hos­pi­tals.

Scot­tish Labour would guar­an­tee an ap­point­ment in a lo­cal GP surgery within 48 hours and a so­cial care pack­age within a week.

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