Cross-border health care: Herefordshire MP Jesse Norman to hold adjournment debate today

Hereford Times: Jesse Norman MP will discuss cross-border health care. Jesse Norman MP will discuss cross-border health care.

HEREFORDSHIRE MP Jesse Norman will be holding an adjournment debate this afternoon to discuss access to health services on the Welsh border as well as funding for rural NHS services.

The Hereford Times reported last month that those living in the Herefordshire parish of Welsh Newton were losing out in a battle over choice.

Locals said they were being pushed into Wales for treatment when they would rather stay in England after changes were made to the Aneurin Bevan Health Board last September.

The debate starts at the end of business today.

For the full story on Jesse’s debate, read this week’s Hereford Times.

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11:10pm Wed 26 Jun 13

WYSIATI says...

Sorry to say I missed this debate.

Any chance of an update on exactly what Jesse and our other esteemed local MP have done to address the particular problems with Govt funding for Herefordshire?

Did they stand up and complain about the Govt changes to social care provision for adults and increased thresholds that result in the great majority of older people now getting nothing and many of those who did now losing it?

Have they addressed the disproportionate impact on a low tax base, ageing population with increasing needs?

Have they tackled the difficulty a local authority will have with no reserves to fall back on? What of the freeze in council tax that renders the council impotent to even raise money locally to replace that taken away by Geoffrey Osbourne?

Spare a little time for Hereford.
Sorry to say I missed this debate. Any chance of an update on exactly what Jesse and our other esteemed local MP have done to address the particular problems with Govt funding for Herefordshire? Did they stand up and complain about the Govt changes to social care provision for adults and increased thresholds that result in the great majority of older people now getting nothing and many of those who did now losing it? Have they addressed the disproportionate impact on a low tax base, ageing population with increasing needs? Have they tackled the difficulty a local authority will have with no reserves to fall back on? What of the freeze in council tax that renders the council impotent to even raise money locally to replace that taken away by Geoffrey Osbourne? Spare a little time for Hereford. WYSIATI
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