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Labour MP Steve Rotherham (Liverpool Walton) has not only written the following letter, calling on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to take action to resolve the current NHS crisis – he has started a petition so constituents can demand it.

Visit his website (address below) to sign the petition if you live in his constituency.

Dear Secretary of State

I am writing following events brought to my attention at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust site in recent weeks. In all of my dealings with Aintree NHS Trust, as a Local Ward Councillor and Member of Parliament, there has never been a time when the sheer number of people raising concerns with me has been so great.

I have been inundated with emails from constituents detailing the problems with waiting times and specifically the accident and emergency department being overcrowded – particularly during the last week.  There have been various social media posts, including images, which have depicted the sad state of affairs.

I care passionately about our NHS, but it is currently engulfed in a winter crisis that has been allowed to ensue on this Government’s watch. The increased pressures have led to an already overstretched system appearing to be at near breaking point.

Whilst we all recognise the fantastic work of our doctors, nurses and other staff who work in our NHS, they need Government support at this difficult juncture – so that their extraordinary efforts are not only recognised, but underpinned with practical help.

Therefore, I would be grateful if you could outline what steps your Department is taking to urgently address the problems hospitals are facing in my constituency and indeed across the country.

Source: Call on Jeremy Hunt MP to end the NHS crisis | Steve Rotheram

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