Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner visited Cambridge University Hospital at Addenbrooke’s this morning to see first hand how A&E staff are coping during the tough winter period.
Mr Zeichner met with Dr Mike More, interim Chair of CUH and they toured the Accident and Emergency department to see how staff on the ground are getting by.
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “I was already aware of how well the staff here at Addenbrooke’s are coping so it was my pleasure to be able to meet some of them and thank them for their hard work during this busy winter period.
“Following another winter crisis the Government needs to step up and provide local A&E departments with adequate funding, not lay the blame at the feet of frontline staff who are doing their best in tough situations.”
Mike More, Interim CUH Chair, said: “Like many hospitals CUH is very busy, and we are asking people to think about using alternative services such as their GP or local pharmacist before coming to hospital.
“Our staff are working incredibly hard under intense pressure this winter and we are regularly seeing more than 300 attendances a day at our A&E."
Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner visited Cambridge University Hospital at Addenbrooke’s this morning to see first hand how A&E staff are coping during the tough winter period. Mr Zeichner met with...
Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner told the Government that the skills shortage that could occur after Brexit will damage progress in world-leading research. During Business Questions he told the Leader of the House that a large proportion of staff working at the Sanger Institute just outside Cambridge are non-UK EU nationals.
Mr Zeichner recently visited the Sanger Institute at the Wellcome Genome Campus. The Campus represents the single largest genomics and biodata capability in the world, and the Sanger Institute undertakes genome research involving large scale sequencing and analysis. Of 1,010 staff at the Sanger Institute, 20% are from the European Economic Area (excluding the UK) and 13% are international.
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “The pattern at the Sanger Institute is mirrored across the country – EU nationals make up a big proportion of those doing vital work on science and research in the UK, and make a huge contribution. I’m worried that if those people leave, the UK will face a significant brain drain and our vital research sector will take a hit. The Government needs to stop moving the UK recklessly towards a hard Brexit and give non-UK EU nationals a promise that they can stay. UK research institutions must continue to be able to recruit world-class talent if our country is to remain a world leader for science and research.”
Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner told the Government that the skills shortage that could occur after Brexit will damage progress in world-leading research. During Business Questions he told the Leader of...
Councillors and campaigners against plans to slash Cambridgeshire County Council's spend on library books by £325,000 from April 2017 have won further support from Cambridge MP, Daniel Zeichner, as the campaign to save library books picks up pace. Professor Nick Gay, a Fellow of Christ's College, and Councillor Jocelynne Scutt, Labour's West Chesterton County Councillor, will join forces at the Full Council Budget debate meeting on 14th February to persuade the County Council to agree to reinstate the full budget for library books and newspapers.
Professor Gay will be presenting a petition signed by more than 1500 residents determined to keep the library shelves stocked with books, whilst Councillor Scutt will be asking all county councillors to accept Labour’s Budget amendment to reject the £325,000 cut to the library budget.
Daniel Zeichner,MP, said: "I am pleased to have joined campaigners over the last few months to protest against the cuts to our library services, and today I am adding my support to the County Labour Group’s alternative budget which would reverse the £325,000 cut.
We all know that reading improves lives. In this era of post truth politics and fake news, we should all be able to visit our local library and pick up a book or magazine and these cuts would severely affect that. This important service must be protected. "
Professor Gay said: "Our petition has gathered enormous support because of the recognition that walking into a library and reading a book can open up whole new worlds. After all, it was reading a library book aged only 10 in Cambridge's Milton Road library that set Sir Andrew Wiles on the path to becoming a world famous mathematician and solving Fermat's Last Theorem. I hope councillors will realise the strength of feeling about protecting our library service. "
Councillor Scutt added: " Euphemisms such as ‘community resilience’ are too often used to cover up the savagery of the cuts imposed by central government, but libraries have always played a vital role in keeping our communities strong. They must continue to be considered as an important community resource and not just an easy target for budget cuts. I look to councillors from all parties to support the restoration of the full budget for books, newspapers and periodicals.”
Councillors and campaigners against plans to slash Cambridgeshire County Council's spend on library books by £325,000 from April 2017 have won further support from Cambridge MP, Daniel Zeichner, as the...