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The latest interactive map from Labour’s Southern Taskforce highlights the latest A&E performance figures for every NHS Trust and Area Team in Southern and Eastern England.

Patients can compare the last three months with the same period last year. Performance hasn’t just fallen in a few hospitals, but across the whole of the South West, with waiting times in Plymouth up 5.4% since 2010 and by 3.7% in just a year.


Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust 
In the last three months (Q2 2014/15) 
% waiting more than four hours in A&E (major): 7.6%
Number waiting over four hours: 1,793 

This time last year (Q2 2013/14) 
% waiting more than four hours in A&E (major): 3.9%
Number waiting over four hours: 866  

In the year Labour left office 2009/10 
% waiting more than four hours in A&E (major): 2.2% 

 

Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 
In the last three months (Q2 2014/15) 
% waiting more than four hours in A&E (major): 11.2 
Number waiting over four hours: 11,146

 
This time last year (Q2 2013/14) 
% waiting more than four hours in A&E (major): 4.7 
Number waiting over four hours: 4,676

In the year Labour left office 2009/10
% waiting more than four hours in A&E (Major): 2.5%

You can view the blog at http://laboursoutherntaskforce.co.uk 

Labour Stat's Show Crisis in A&E

The latest interactive map from Labour’s Southern Taskforce highlights the latest A&E performance figures for every NHS Trust and Area Team in Southern and Eastern England.

treasury_qs_2.pngMinisters have confirmed today that they are currently looking specifically into the need for a Dawlish avoiding railway line and further rail resilience work in the South West, after Alison raised the issue in Treasury Questions today.

Alison said: “The minister talks about supporting regional growth and the economy. £7bn to Greater Manchester, £7bn potentially to top tax payers, that money would sort out transport connectivity issues and help grow our economy, so will she commit to the Dawlish avoiding line and the resilience work we need in the South West now?”

In response Priti Patel, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, simply said: “We are currently looking specifically at that now.”

Heading straight from Treasury questions to an all Party meeting on SW Peninsula Connectivity Alison was able to have further conversations about the needs of the South West residents, visitors and business and hear the Treasury Minister say very clearly that they 'understood' the case and needs.  Alison will be chasing the Treasury up on this matter over the coming weeks prior to the important Autumn Statement, especially as we near winter and the likelihood of travel disruption in the South West becomes more likely.

Treasury confirm they are currently looking into South West rail concerns following Alison’s question

Ministers have confirmed today that they are currently looking specifically into the need for a Dawlish avoiding railway line and further rail resilience work in the South West, after Alison...

flu_cropped.jpgThis week Alison attended a flu vaccine clinic held in the House of Commons, to encourage people in Plymouth to get this season’s flu vaccine, in line with Government recommendations. 

Around 50% of at-risk people and 28% of people over the age of 65 were not vaccinated against flu last year in Devon, even though they were eligible for a free flu vaccine on the NHS.

Seasonal flu (influenza) is a highly infectious illness and it is important for those most at risk to be vaccinated against it. The consequences of influenza can be fatal and there were estimated to be 11,000 deaths from flu in the UK in the 2012/13 flu season.

Flu can put a considerable burden on NHS resources. In England and Wales, influenza accounts for over 400,000 GP consultations annually. In England, elderly respiratory hospital admissions during epidemics of influenza cost the UK health service over £22 million every winter.

Alison said “The consequences of having flu for certain groups, such as those with a medical condition, pregnant women, children and people over the age of 65, can be serious. I would therefore urge everyone in Plymouth who is entitled to a free flu vaccine on the NHS to go and get vaccinated.”

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Get your flu jab this winter!

This week Alison attended a flu vaccine clinic held in the House of Commons, to encourage people in Plymouth to get this season’s flu vaccine, in line with Government recommendations. ...


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