In the first three years of this Conservative Liberal Democrat government, York Hospital had to make £75 million of cuts. Under this government, the number of patients waiting for than 18 weeks for inpatient treatment has more than doubled.
The number of people waiting more than four hours at A&E has trebled.
Yet despite promises from some Tory politicians, York continues to receive less NHS funding per person than anywhere else in North Yorkshire.
We need fair funding for York Hospital and our NHS services, and we need it now.
Despite David Cameron and Julian Sturdy's promises before the election, the Conservative Liberal Democrat government has spent more than a billion pounds on the biggest ever reorganisation of the Health Service. That reorganisation, intended to make it easier for private companies to take over NHS services, has taken away money that could otherwise have been spent on treating patients.
- When the Clinical Commissioning Group was set up as part of the government's reorganisation, ours was the only one in the country outside London which did not have the previous PCT's debts written off.
- Figures unearthed by Labour's Hugh Bayley show that in 2013/14, York residents received 17.5% less NHS funding than those in places like Ryedale and Scarborough.
- The government said they would review the situation - but their proposals would actually have meant more cuts locally - and eventually they changed their minds, maintaining the old inequalities in the system.
- The Chief Executive of the hospital has said that the situation leaves health services "on the brink of crisis".
Please, help us to put pressure on the government before it is too late. Sign your name below and demand fair funding for York Hospital and our local NHS services.
We call on the Prime Minister, David Cameron, and the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to secure the future of York Hospital and other local NHS services by commiting to a fair funding formula that doesn't leave York behind other parts of North Yorkshire. We need stable, long term funding to bring down waiting times and make sure our NHS is fit to meet the challenges of the years ahead.