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Keighley Labour activists’ health concerns
4:00pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
Labour activists in Keighley have gathered to air their concerns about the future of health and social care.
Views of party members, district councillors and Keighley Trades Union Council members will be fed to Labour’s policy planners at national level.
Judith Waterman, chairman of Keighley Constituency Labour Party, said they called for high quality care with dignity and compassion, without commercial interests dominating delivery.
She added: “Many taking part feared for the future of the NHS given the massive shift towards privatisation brought about by the coalition government’s reforms.
“The impact of cuts on local government’s ability to provide services for the increasing numbers of elderly people, the disabled and those with learning disabilities and mental health problems is also of great concern.
“Many of those participating already have stories to tell of hard-pressed staff, falling morale, long waits and lower levels of patient and client satisfaction.”