MP Neil Parish (and MP Hugo Swire) voted for the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, which created the “internal market” in the NHS which added millions in costs to NHS budgets and paved the way to the recent bed cuts.
It also led to the creation of NHSProperty Services, which took control of all East Devon community hospitals, which started charging market rents AND will profit from the sell-off of any local hospital land and other assets.
NOW he’s surprised that Seaton and Honiton hospitals are closing (after those in Axminster closed some time ago).
Not impressed, Mr Parish!
And why do you think hospitals in Sidmouth and Exmouth are staying open? Well, pal of Jeremy Hunt Swire can enlighten people – perhaps.