Michael Mullaney raises state of NHS at national party conference

27 Mar 2024

A local councillor has raised the state of the NHS at a national party conference.

Michael Mullaney Liberal Democrat leader of the opposition on Leicestershire County Council raised the issue of the state of the local NHS at the national Liberal Democrat conference.

Speaking at the conference Michael said “In my local area of Hinckley and Bosworth many people are still waiting for the Walk-in Centre that are large and growing population needs.

“Many people also tell me about long waits for GP appointments locally, long waits at A and E and long waits for operations. Many people report that it’s almost impossible to find a dentist taking on new NHS patients locally.

“The staff in our local NHS work phenomenally hard to provide care. Sadly people in Leicestershire have been let down by the Conservative government on the NHS. We desperately need improvements. Liberal Democrats locally in Hinckley and Bosworth will keep fighting for the Walk-in Centre we need. Nationally Liberal Democrats have put forward policies like the GP guarantee, a guarantee in law that people can see a GP within a week or within 24 hours if it’s an emergency.

“Speaking to local residents the most important thing for many is we get the improvements to our NHS that are desperately needed and I will fight for those improvements locally.”