To mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of the NHS, Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, is calling on Oldhamers to campaign to ensure it is protected for future generations.
Debbie said: “Labour created the NHS in 1948 and it is one of our proudest achievements. Its 65th birthday is an opportunity to celebrate but if we’re going to commemorate further milestones then we need to make sure our NHS is strengthened and protected for the future.
“The NHS is suffering from an A&E crisis which is why I’m asking people in Oldham to visit labour.org.uk/nhs-crisis and join our campaign calling on David Cameron to keep his election promise to protect our health service.
“The Royal Oldham Hospital and other hospitals across the North West are bound to be overstretched as the region has already lost 1,119 nurses since the general election in 2010 and experts are warning that services across the country could fail by the winter if urgent action isn’t taken.
“As part of my role in the shadow health team I’ve spoken to both patients and health workers up and down the country and they’ve all told me they are worried about the future of the NHS. I know first-hand how amazing our NHS is but it needs protecting so that future generations are able to benefit from our health service.”