On Wednesday 6th July, Anna Firth, Member of Parliament for Southend West, held a Parliamentary Debate on the provision of healthcare services in Southend West.
The Debate was titled ‘Provision of health services in Southend West constituency’ and was the end-of-day Adjournment Debate.
There is a half-hour adjournment debate at the end of each day's sitting. They are an opportunity for an individual backbench MP to raise an issue and receive a response from the relevant Government Minister.
Healthcare is one of Anna’s main priorities as the new Member of Parliament for Southend West. As Southend has an ageing population, the need for sufficient healthcare resources is more crucial than it ever has been.
Anna raised the issues that people in Southend West have been experiencing with the hospital, GPs and ambulances. She will also set out her plans to improve healthcare in the constituency.
Anna said after the debate,
“Improvement of the healthcare services in Southend is something I have been addressing ever since I took office. I have been working tirelessly to find permanent solutions to the problems we have been facing. Positive steps are being made, with the new outpatient building, but with our ageing population we need to step up the fight, and ensure Southend’s healthcare services are truly world-class”.
You can read a full copy of Anna's speech here.