Hampshire's NHS service in good health, says Andrew Lansley

Andrew Lansley

Andrew Lansley

First published in Politics

THE HEALTH Secretary has told patients across Hampshire that their NHS is in “excellent shape” after a turbulent year.

Andrew Lansley made the first annual report to MPs on the state of the health service in Parliament yesterday.

There was a 100 per cent drop in MRSA cases reported by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.

At Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust the number remained the same, with five cases last year.

Cases of another superbug, C.

Difficile, were down by 56.8 per cent in Hampshire and 27 per cent in Southampton, to 65 in 2011/12.

Progress was also reported in stamping out mixed sex accommodation in hospitals in the region.

Mr Lansley told the Daily Echo his first “annual report”

would show an NHS in rude health – despite the doommongers who claim a £20 billion cash squeeze has placed it in peril.

He said: “The performance has been excellent and credit for that goes to NHS staff.

“If you look at waiting times, for example, the average wait was eight weeks – which is lower than at the last General Election.”

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3:14pm Thu 5 Jul 12

ohec says...

Oh yes excellent shape alright, my wife has been waiting 7 weeks for an appointment for a heart scan and when she phoned the hospital in Winchester today 05/07 2012 she was told they can't issue any appointments as they haven't got any staff so if thats what Andrew Lansley calls excellent shape god help us.
Oh yes excellent shape alright, my wife has been waiting 7 weeks for an appointment for a heart scan and when she phoned the hospital in Winchester today 05/07 2012 she was told they can't issue any appointments as they haven't got any staff so if thats what Andrew Lansley calls excellent shape god help us. ohec
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3:25pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Bagamn says...

If you believe what Mr Lansley says, you are on a different planet to the rest of us. I would not trust this man to do anything. He is full of bluster when questioned and cannot give a straight answer when probed. I think he is untrustwworthy
If you believe what Mr Lansley says, you are on a different planet to the rest of us. I would not trust this man to do anything. He is full of bluster when questioned and cannot give a straight answer when probed. I think he is untrustwworthy Bagamn
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3:29pm Thu 5 Jul 12

southy says...

The NHS and the Royal Mail are only safe in true Socialist hands, the running down and selling parts off to the private sector, is to get it ready for the private sector to take over on both of those services.
When the Capitalist final get want they wanted a total health care then you will be needing 2 types of personal insurance for your health care, like they do in the USA.
So expect to pay out 3 times as much and more than you do now though the NI system.
Private Health can not compeat with state own Health care and is why they want it gone. and that is with them using NHS gear and cue jumping.
The NHS and the Royal Mail are only safe in true Socialist hands, the running down and selling parts off to the private sector, is to get it ready for the private sector to take over on both of those services. When the Capitalist final get want they wanted a total health care then you will be needing 2 types of personal insurance for your health care, like they do in the USA. So expect to pay out 3 times as much and more than you do now though the NI system. Private Health can not compeat with state own Health care and is why they want it gone. and that is with them using NHS gear and cue jumping. southy
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6:44pm Thu 5 Jul 12

skeptik says...

I'm just and old fashioned millionaire! I would not believe a word this dipstick attempts to say, another 'pal' given a job by Dopey Dave.
I'm just and old fashioned millionaire! I would not believe a word this dipstick attempts to say, another 'pal' given a job by Dopey Dave. skeptik
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