Kate Osamor MP is today speaking in a debate on the NHS in London.
Funding for the future of the NHS is uncertain under this government: the NHS Five Year Forward View in October 2014 estimated that there would be a £30 billion funding gap between patient needs and resources by 2020-21.
The debate is led by Dr Rupa Huq MP, and will be held in Westminster Hall at 13.30pm.
In her speech, Kate will focus on the challenges facing the A&E department at North Middlesex Hospital, and the importance oF improving access to GP services in Edmonton. Kate will argue that greater government investment in healthcare in the area is necessary.
Kate has previously written to the Health Minister about this issue, and also asked a question in the Chamber about waiting times in North Middlesex Hospital in February 2016.
Speaking on the subject, Kate says:
“I am grateful to Dr Rupa Huq MP for bringing this debate to the Chamber.
The future of the NHS in London is an extremely important issue, particularly for my constituents.
I am concerned about the pressure that North Middlesex Hospital A&E has come under since the closure of Chase Farm Hospital A&E in December 2013.
I believe it is important that access to GP services is improved in the area. GP’s are often the first port of call for people in terms of primary care.
I would welcome the opportunity to discuss local concerns further with the Minister for Health.”