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Welcome for new investment in Maternity care

Cornwall’s Liberal Democrat MPs have welcomed news of a £300,000 investment in enhanced maternity services at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, announced today. The funding will support two new birthing pool rooms and the purchase of extra equipment including fetal monitors

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LIB DEM HEALTH MINISTER NORMAN LAMB IN CORNWALL TO CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat Minister for Care and Support at the Department of Health, is in Cornwall today to push for better care and support for those with mental health problems. He will be meeting key leaders from across

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“BOOST CORNISH BUSINESS AND HELP OUR ASPIRING YOUNG PEOPLE” – GEORGE

Cornwall Apprenticeships 300 in 100 campaign West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, will launch the Cornwall Apprenticeship 300 in 100 campaign next Monday, 6th January 2014. This ambitious campaign aims to create 300 apprenticeships in the first 100 days of 2014.

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Government can do more to help local families on to housing ladder

With the launch of the second stage of the Government’s ‘Help to Buy’ Mortgage Guarantee Scheme this week, local MP Andrew George is renewing his call for Ministers to target their support for the ‘intermediate market’ – shared equity, shared

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More community hospital beds – not less

Commenting on news of cancelled operations at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, local MP, Andrew George, is calling upon health chiefs to think again and reverse the removal of community hospital beds and the closure of Poltair Hospital. Mr George

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Pressing case for Helston Community College ‘C block’ re-build

The MP for West Cornwall, Andrew George, will lead a delegation from Helston College and Cornwall Council to meet Schools Minister, David Laws MP, tomorrow – Wednesday 9th October. Mr George has called for the meeting to seek Government support

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Patient safety compromised : Safe Staffing Alliance hosted in Parliament

Health Select Committee member, Andrew George MP, will host an event for the Safe Staffing Alliance in Parliament to highlight the vital need for safe registered nurse staff levels on hospital wards across the UK.  The event will take place

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Work with nurses, don’t cap their pay – George

Commenting on the Health Secretary’s proposal to cap a 1% pay increase for health workers next year, Liberal Democrat Health Select Committee member, Andrew George MP, urged Government Ministers to work with frontline health workers rather than to demoralise them.

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Home care workers need more time.

Commenting on today’s report from Leonard Cheshire Disability that home care workers are being asked to perform tasks within 15 minute visits, Liberal Democrat member of the Health Select Committee, Andrew George MP, is calling on Health Ministers to introduce

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Welcome for Penzance-London rail announcement – George

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has welcomed today’s Government announcement on the rewarding of an interim rail franchise to First Great Western. This will safeguard and permit improvements to be made to rail services over the next 23 months and

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  • LibLink: Danny Alexander – The coalition has helped, not hurt the poor November 23, 2014
    Danny Alexander, Lib Dem chief secretary to the Treasury, has an article in today’s Observer rejecting the paper’s front page lead last week headlined ‘Revealed: how coalition has helped rich by hitting poor’. I absolutely reject this assertion. Nick Clegg and I led the Liberal Democrats into coalition not just to rescue the British economy […]
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  • New LDV members’ survey now live: your views on November 23, 2014
    The new LDV members’ survey is now live. So if you are one of the 1,500+ registered members of the Liberal Democrat Voice forum — and any paid-up party member is welcome to join — then you now have the opportunity to make your views known. Questions we’re asking this month include: do you support […]
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