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Millions of pounds in debt, short of staff and other investigations
for poor standards of care. What can be done to turn around the
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- is a warm welcome to your local part of the show. We're talking
about the state of the NHS this week and the serious problems and
our hospitals. The political party that seems to have no problems
finding members. I have been to meet UK's newest recruits. The
Government has admitted their problems in the North East economy
as unemployment went up again. The government seems to think there are
particular problems, is that affair commit? Unemployment is higher now
than at the last election but the biggest worry is the young people
who have been out of employment for a long time. Is there a particular
problem in the North East? Since 2012, it is down year-on-year but
is there a particular problem in the North East? We have the highest
rates in the hall of the country so that has to be of concern. And we
are not making progress and until we get growth back into the economy
we will not see jobs created. there a danger here? There is talk
of recovery but is there a danger the North's could be left behind?
Your correspondent, when these results came out on Wednesday,
there was the news that youth unemployment had fallen,
particularly given by the growth of apprenticeship schemes. Over all,
the figures are relatively flat and perhaps the most interesting
feature of this difficult economic time has been that we have not seen
it enormous increases in unemployment and over all across
the country, we saw the highest level of employee that we have ever
seen. People unemployed for a long time it is doing a lot of damage.
The longer people unemployed, before the recovery and the harder
to find work. That has always been true. We have particular problems
in the North East because if we have an economy that is more
dependent on the public sector and has a smaller private sector than
any other part of the country. issue has to be addressed. Good
jobs are being created and they are coming through Nissan and a catchy.
-- Hitachi. Our top story this week is the NHS and queuing and concerns
about the out-of-hours service. All the signs of a health service under
pressure but it is in Cumbria that problems appear to be most acute.
He an inquiry into high death rates at hospitals in Carlisle is
expected to report soon., and I was utterly shocked. Not being fed, no
water, using the wrong plasters on her and ripping her skin. After the
week of this, she died pretty quickly. She was 94 when she went
into the Cumberland Infirmary for a routine procedure. The coroner
questioned some of the treatment she received. This is the NHS,
something we believe will look after us. She would have been
better off not in hospital. She is not alone in her concerns about
level of care. Inspectors visited the hospital in March and herb
similar worries from other patients with hospital staff raising their
own issues. Patients were in wet One simple way to improve care
would be to fill those vacancies but there is a man going problem
with recruitment. 102 new nurses have been employed since September
but there are still 55 vacancies at the trust. Looking at some of the
text in the staff survey looking at the more numbers and who would
recommend it as a place to work or receive care, it is an indication
of how low the morale is. If I was coming from the outside looking to
apply for a job there, that would have a serious impact on me.
Trust says it is focusing on recruitment but not solely on
nursing staff. I am very concerned about morale and we are already
working on this and it is not just about nursing numbers but how we
are supported on the wards. Some of the problems here are experienced
elsewhere like long waits at A and D and Hospital for bugs. The trust
you also has money worries. The trust this year and needs to save
�16.8 million and on top of that, it has �7.7 million of debt and has
been recognised as a crust put at risk because of its PFI agreements.
The Cumberland Infirmary was the first PFI hospital and the country
and it's estimated running costs are now 10 times the original sum.
Let's not be deluded ourselves and blame the problems on the PFI
scheme because that has Backley not true. Public funding will pay for a
�90 million redevelopment at the West Cumbria Hospital. Both
measures should go some way to improving care but in isolation, it
will not let pressure on the and the staff. It is estimated that by
2033, 38% of the population here will be over 60 so demand is only
going to grow. We need to provide care closer to home. That is why
funding is so essential. In the future, Alex is hoping people like
her mum can have more confidence in Cumbria's hospitals close up they
Carlile MP met the Minister this week.
The important thing was to get across the fact that I want to see
the targets are met and they want to make sure the date is next full
sup why has there been no involvement from the Department of
Health before? There is ongoing involvement and the reason I got
involved with in the light of the recent reports which makes for
uncomfortable reading. I want to reassure the Minister that I think
the right thing for Cumbria as for Northumbria to take over. Part of
the problem as financial and they have to make a lot of savings.
there not more the government could do? That is something we will have
to discuss. What efficiency savings can be made and what resources are
available. You talk about efficiency savings but the staff
here will say they cannot make any more efficiencies, they are already
stretched. You s, but if you only have one management, there will
undoubtedly be some savings there. There are also systems and
processes that can be Brotton to improve care and make savings.
Northumbria will have to discuss what the Department of Health what
sort of funding they will need. NHS is under pressure all over the
region not least at accident and emergency departments. Thousands
waiting for ambulances and the fiasco of the 101 number. What we
are not doing is arguing over the overall level of expenditure
because that is the one the are apart from overseas development
that has been completely protected. The question is how we run and that
minister the National Health Service. 15 years ago, when my
daughter was taken ill I phone the GP. We did not cornea accident and
emergency, but these days, that would not happen. The out-of-hours
services from GPs are not the same as what they wear. The last
government managed to produce a situation where we had an
undermining of the out-of-hours services as well as adding to costs.
If lead put that specific example to Bridget Phillips. To blame
something that happened in 2004 is nonsense. We have seen an increase
in older patients who are not getting the care they need because
of massive cuts to social care. There is not the right support
we're to get them home. David Cameron said there would be no more
top-down the organisation is and what has resulted is chaos and
confusion and the biggest reorganisation in its history. He
also said that waiting times would not increase but may have more than
double it's the number of patients waiting more than 24 hours in the
last year. What is Labour's solution? Roll back to 2010?
Treasury were seeking to massage the figures. We what money put into
social care to make sure that people were getting the right help
they need. Older patients are often having to wait a great deal of time
and it is dead distressing. I have seen many troubling cases like this.
There simply is not enough money going in to the NHS and to social
care and that is what is putting the pressure on? There would be
more credibility at the Shadow Chancellor gave in the indication
he would supply more money, which he has not. It comes back to a
number of individual issues. We saw how it could be to do with
management of the hospitals and historic issues like paying for PFI
contracts. This was not a great time to start to shake things up.
You through it all the pieces into the year. The additional problem to
deal West is the ageing population and the demands on the NHS are
constantly growing. It is not enough for things to stay the same.
We have to find improvements and efficiencies. We have to be careful.
The 101 service was a pioneer in the North East that works very well
there. There may be problems elsewhere but we should not
undermine the service which will make people feel less confident.
The other aspect is BPs I and other hospitals affected by this. It is
like paying for the hospital on a credit cards. The biggest concerns
at accident and emergency waiting times... What PFI and estate?
at know enough. As was said in the peace, there are lessons to be
learned but at the moment, the most pressing issue is the Andy waiting
times. Government Ministers have been looking for scapegoats. First
the GPs and their immigrants and now the patients. We wore have to
wrap that up. We haven't got time! And other big story this week, an
announcement by Jeremy Hunt about children's hearts or jury. Once
again, the future of heart surgery units in the North East.
Tyneside Labour MPs have criticised the decision to suspend a review
into children's heart surgery which has so caller cost �6 million. Nick
Brown says young patients were not being per it first.
I really do feel rather than clinical judgment. Flat defences in
Morpeth have been at inspected. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
was in the region on Friday. It planned to get passenger trains
running once again has moved a step closer after a tumble on council
met with Network Rail to discuss options. Passenger trains here were
axed in the 1960s. Their opinion poll rating may have
dipped since the local elections but there is no doubt UKIP are on a
that of our role. They became the official opposition in South
Tyneside after three independent councillors joined the party. Their
most notable achievement is recruiting new members, some of
whom have never joined a political party before.
Tradition means a lot in North the Archer. Richmond and surrounding
villages have have Conservative MPs for 100 years. Not everyone is
convinced you should stick with what you know. There is a growing
force here that wants to shake things up. It wants to change its
politics. Here are three of the revolutionaries. Until April, one
was a Conservative councillor, one that once represented Labour, and
UKIP is the first party this woman has joined. Why sign up? It is down
to the fact the what to give us our referendum and the chance to speak
on the EU. It would not just the reaction to the established parties
but because I thought I may have something to say. Working with the
public, I saw that UKIP fitted with the people of this country
particularly where ILF. They just understand. It is common sense.
While many of the views sound conservative, they have no
enthusiasm for David Cameron. are Orcadia politicians with no
real experience of life. How on earth can the understand the
problems. You have to relate to people to understand what is going
on with their lives and then improve things. A enough of tea and
sympathy, time for tough love. If you thought UKIP, you will get the
opposite of what you want. Labour will get into power as you will not
getting referendum. If they all thought UKIP, that will be great.
UK it is not a protest vote any more and that is just a get-out for
the Conservatives and Labour and the Liberals to say it is a wasted
vote. Five years ago, maybe, but not now. A is irrelevant whether we
will get a Prime Minister or a government. We believe it is right
and that is as far as we need to just that by it. Where we have at
the moment, I'll be with them for a long time. I have put too much time
and effort into wanting to make this work. I was married to the
wrong man in the Conservative Party and I have met the right party for
me. David Cameron once dismissed UKIP as a bunch of fruitcakes but
these three are convinced something is stirring.
These people should be looking to the Conservatives? Athalia on your
party's part? UKIP is pooling from all parties and he will find as
many people who used to vote Labour. It is not surprising that in the
map turn you get people that are worried and look to other parties.
It has happened before or and happened in the 1980s. These things
happen. Their perception, the Mrs Sally disagree with policies but it
is that their party is dominated by people from Eton. They are have not
met Eric Pickles's! There is a mixture. David Cameron surrounds
himself with public school boys. That is a perception you have to
address. People will ask themselves, who do they what to run the
country? Do we what the Labour Party or the Conservatives who are
getting us out of this mess. Ed Miliband or her David Cameron. The
vast majority of people looking at UKIP will make a different decision.
This is a rejection of mainstream politics and that this solution.
They are looking for a mother home. They are of particular concern to
the Conservatives but we take nothing for granted. It is a
challenge for politicians and all mainstream parties to listen to
people's legitimate concerns. It is the Tories who are facing the
biggest challenge. I knew getting this level of membership inquiries?
We have seen a big increase in membership since 2010. What is
important is that the what to be treated as a serious party, their
policies deserve scrutiny. The what to cut maternity leave and scrap
paternity leave altogether. Decriminalisation of prostitution.
If the lot to be as serious party, they deserve the same scrutiny as
any other party but come the general election, it will be asked
great fight between Labour and the Tory East. This may not cause
billion hate any sleepless nights but in the marginals, this could
crucify you? UKIP are most well known for wanting the referendum on
the European Union and the only way they will get that is if David
Cameron becomes the next Prime Minister. Voting for or any others,
you will not get that. To you short-circuit this and offer a
referendum? David Cameron is offering four years of uncertainty.
We don't think this is the right time to have a debate about Europe.