Whitehaven News column – 30th October 2014

Every organization, politician or individual makes mistakes – there’s no doubt about this – nobody is immune to it. Those who believe they are immune are kidding themselves, those who claim never to have made a mistake aren’t telling the truth. So I was surprised – genuinely – by the response from the North Cumbria … More Whitehaven News column – 30th October 2014

Copeland MP writes to Hospital Trust re: prejudicing of maternity service review

Copeland MP and Shadow Health Minister, Jamie Reed, has today written to Ann Farrar, Chief Executive of North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust (NCUHT), regarding the independent review of maternity services at NCUHT and the prejudicing of this review by Dr Jeremy Rushmer, the Trust’s medical director. — Dear Ann, I’m writing to you with regard … More Copeland MP writes to Hospital Trust re: prejudicing of maternity service review

NCUHT Compromises Maternity Services Review

27th October 2014 Copeland MP and Shadow Health Minister, Jamie Reed has called for the independent review of maternity services in North Cumbria to be postponed following the prejudicing of the review by the Trust’s Medical Director, Jeremy Rushmer. Jamie Reed said:  “In recent days, Dr Rushmer has told the media that removing consultant led … More NCUHT Compromises Maternity Services Review

NCUHT Future Clinical Options

24th October 2014 “Let local medical staff speak out without fear” – Jamie Reed Copeland MP and Shadow Health Minister Jamie Reed has responded to today’s publication of the North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust future clinical options appraisal. “Today’s publication of the future clinical options appraisal by North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust should not … More NCUHT Future Clinical Options

Whitehaven News column – 22nd October 2014

The government continues to shame itself with its approach towards the NHS. This Monday, an adjournment debate on the future of the West Cumberland Hospital was secured by Sir Tony Cunningham (as a shadow minister I was not permitted to apply for such a debate). Parliament’s bizarre rules (a fairly new one, too) meant that … More Whitehaven News column – 22nd October 2014

Jamie Reed MP at Prime Minister’s Questions, 22nd October 2014

22nd October 2014Jamie Reed MP challenged Prime Minister David Cameron at Prime Minister’s Questions on the future of West Cumberland Hospital and maternity services. http://emp.bbc.co.uk/emp/embed/smpEmbed.html?playlist=http%3A%2F%2Fplaylists.bbc.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fuk-politics-29725461A%2Fplaylist.sxml&title=PMQs%3A%20Reed%20and%20Cameron%20on%20girl's%20hospital%20letter%20to%20PM&product=news

Copeland MP challenges Government on Hospital Future

22nd October 2014 Copeland MP and Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, Jamie Reed has challenged the Government to ensure local voices are heard following the debate on the future of services at West Cumberland Hospital.  At Prime Minister’s Question Time, Jamie Reed asked the Prime Minister to come clean about a national review into maternity services.  … More Copeland MP challenges Government on Hospital Future

Health Questions, 21st October 2014

Click here to watch Jamie speaking at Health Questions. http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Embed/js.ashx?16100%20460×322Jamie begins speaking at 11:59:20. Ambulance Response Times (London)Jamie Reed: It is a fact that ambulances are taking longer to reach patients in the most critical condition. Today, we are publishing figures regarding the increasing use of private ambulances. Nobody expects a private company to respond … More Health Questions, 21st October 2014

Future of West Cumberland Hospital adjournment debate

20th October 2014Jamie Reed MP spoke in an adjournment debate called by Sir Tony Cunningham MP, member of parliament for Workington, on the Future of West Cumberland Hospital. Jamie’s speech in the debate can be found in Hansard, the parliamentary record, here. http://emp.bbc.co.uk/emp/embed/smpEmbed.html?playlist=http%3A%2F%2Fplaylists.bbc.co.uk%2Fdemocracylive%2Fhouse-of-commons-29692992A%2Fplaylist.sxml&title=Adjournment%20debate&product=news

Letter to Mr Speaker, re: West Cumberland Hospital

Dear Mr. Speaker, Main chamber adjournment debate, Monday 20th October: ‘Future of the West Cumberland Hospital’ Sir Tony Cunningham has secured the above debate. I have worked for and campaigned on behalf of the West Cumberland Hospital for over a decade now. The hospital is the only District General Hospital in my constituency, I was born … More Letter to Mr Speaker, re: West Cumberland Hospital