MP in NHS protest

PUBLISHED: 17:13 19 October 2006 | UPDATED: 11:03 06 May 2010

People signing the petition

People signing the petition

AN MP has joined the battle to stop cuts within the National Health Service. Peter Lilley, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, joined councillors, health workers and others recently to campaign in Hitchin s Market Place and nearly 900 people signed their petiti

AN MP has joined the battle to stop cuts within the National Health Service.

Peter Lilley, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, joined councillors, health workers and others recently to campaign in Hitchin's Market Place and nearly 900 people signed their petition in just a few hours.

Mr Lilley said: "Concern is running very high about what is happening to the NHS, especially in Hertfordshire.

"What was striking was the number of people who work for the NHS who came and told us their concerns.

"Not only are up to 1,000 jobs due to go in the two Trusts serving Hitchin and Harpenden, but staff say that the cuts are affecting many aspects of patient care from the availability of patient records to hospital hygiene.

"The constant question I kept hearing was: 'Where has all the money gone?'


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