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Health questions were put in the House of Commons yesterday. The situation at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, which has been slammed by the Healthcare Commission for "appalling" emergency care at Stafford Hospital, stood out. Between 2005 and 2008 about 400 more people died there than would ordinarily have been expected. Stone MP Bill Cash expressed his […]
Shadow Health Minister Stephen O’Brien spoke on Friday on a Bill from Lib Dem MP Jeremy Browne to bring in presumed consent for organ donation. (The Prime Minister once opposed presumed consent, but now supports it.) Highlights from Mr O’Brien’s speech follow: "To discuss organ donation is literally to discuss life and death. We must […]
Shadow Health Minister Stephen O’Brien has received the following answer about buses. "Mr. Stephen O’Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made towards achieving the target of increasing bus passenger journeys by 2010 by 10 per cent., as stated in his Department’s Transport 10 Year Plan of 2000; and […]
40 million people are currently in urgent need of food assistance. The G7 summit at the end of May has an opportunity to act.