Joan Ryan MP has expressed her disappointment over Theresa May's failure to visit Chase Farm Hospital, during her visit to Enfield North, and apologise for the Conservative's broken promises on the NHS.
I’m deeply disappointed that the Prime Minister failed to visit Chase Farm Hospital, during her visit to Enfield North today, and say sorry to the people of Enfield for the Conservatives’ broken promises on the NHS.
The last Conservative Government and the former local MP, Nick de Bois, shut Chase Farm’s A&E and maternity services in 2013, despite promising to keep them open. We were promised an increase in primary care funding, but people in Enfield who need to see a GP are facing an acute appointments crisis.
The government’s broken promises have left our NHS on its knees. And the huge pressure placed upon our health services has meant local hospitals have struggled to cope with the increased workload, as we saw last summer at North Mid.
Local residents deserve an apology from the Prime Minister and they also deserve an MP who will fight their corner and stand up for the vital services upon which they rely. I refused to allow Chase Farm to close during all my years as the MP and I’m proud to have worked with local residents to save North Middlesex Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department from partial closure.
I’ll always put Enfield first. I work hard every day to repay the trust the voters have placed in me and I will continue to campaign hard for improvements to our public services, our area and for the people of Enfield.