The future of thousands of health workers in Cambridgeshire and the services they provide , including local hospitals like Brookfields in Cambridge, could be run by private contractor SERCO next year according to reports in Health Service Journal today.
The future of thousands of health workers in Cambridgeshire and the services they provide will be affected by a crucial vote in the House of Lords today, says Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner.
The future of health services across Cambridgeshire will be decided at a series of key meetings in the next few months, when new Government rules could force privatisation on to the agenda.
The future of thousands of Cambridgeshire health workers and the vital services they provide lies with the new commissioning group that takes over in a few weeks time, according to their Chief Executive speaking at a Board meeting today.
Daniel Zeichner, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge, has said that the proposals from Cambridgeshire County County to transfer services for older people and occupational therapy back to the County Council are to be welcomed but has raised concerns about the future of other services delivered by Cambridgeshire Community Services across the County, including Brookfields Hospital in Cambridge. The County Cabinet is meeting on Tuesday 5 March to consider the proposals which would mean those services being brought back into the public sector and the direct control of the County Council.
Star Radio’s campaign to encourage people to donate blood platelets is praised today by Cambridge Labour Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner as he makes his first donation. As a regular previous blood donor, he cheerfully admits that he didn’t know what was special about blood platelets until alerted by the local radio station’s campaign:
A new survey of local authorities, published by Labour, reveals that Cambridgeshire is one of the most expensive places in the country for home care services, which help frail and vulnerable older and disabled people get up, washed, dressed and fed. The survey found that in Cambridgeshire, people pay £17.44 an hour, more than the Royal Borough of Windor and Maidenhead, much more than Norfolk (£14.62) and almost twice as much as in Liverpool (£9.70), while in Tower Hamlets home care is free.