Liverpool Walton MP Steve Rotheram has obtained Department of Health figures, which show that Merseyside PCTs have handed back over £15million to Central Government in underspend.
Steve explained, “It is hard to believe that in the same week that it is revealed people from Liverpool have one of the highest early death expectancy rates from cancer, strokes and heart disease, Jeremy Hunt’s department has pocketed our £15million.
“To some in Whitehall, £15million may not seem like an awful lot of money but in fact, it could pay for 500 new nurses’ posts at a time when we have dangerous low staffing levels in Aintree Hospital
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I was suprised to find that in a population of 11,851 there are only 1.635 smokers in Victoria ward(13.8%) and around 40,300(14.8%) smokers in Sefton( pop 272,876). Nationally, approximately 20.7% of the population are smokers (app’ 13m).
3,000 Sefton people have quit smoking using local stop smoking services since last year.
Sefton’s Public Health Team are raising awareness of the more than 50 facilities across the borough to help you quit smoking.
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“In yesterday’s budget George Osborne clawed back £2.2bn from the Department of Health – money that’s desperately needed on the NHS front-line. This morning, the NHS confirmed that over 800 nursing jobs were lost in the last month alone”