Labour’s candidate Hugo Fearnley sets out his priorities for local health services, and explains that the Conservatives have no clear plan to protect Scarborough and Whitby hospitals.
‘Since I became Labour candidate for Scarborough and Whitby, I’ve listened to people all over the constituency telling me of their worries about the future of the NHS, and their concerns about social care provision.
‘I know there are widespread fears about the future of Whitby and Scarborough hospitals. Local people are anxious about whether treatment they may need will be available without having to travel a long distance to another hospital – and whether an overstretched ambulance service can meet demand. They have concerns about long waiting times to see a GP, and whether care services can cope with the increasing numbers of older people in this constituency. They also worry about potential plans for privatising the NHS as part of a future Conservative trade deal with Donald Trump’s America.’