Posts in the category of: Public services

Notice of Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust’s application for foundation Status – 23rd January 2015

by Liam Byrne | 26.01.15

  Dear Friends, I am attaching a letter from Martin Smith, Director of Provider Appraisal at Monitor, letting you know that Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust has been referred to Monitor to begin its assessment process to become a foundation trust.   As always, I am happy to feed in your views as Constituents. If […]

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Reconfiguration of surgery at Heart of England NHS Trust – have your say

by Liam Byrne | 22.01.15

    Dear Friends   I received this letter from Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. As you can see there are still more opportunities to get involved with the consultation process about the reconfiguration of the surgery. There are several different ways you can access all the details of the proposals, the latest information […]

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MP warns of ‘NHS emergency’ with Birmingham hospitals in danger of running out of beds – Birmingham Mail – 17 December 2014

by Liam Byrne | 17.12.14

MP warns of ‘NHS emergency’ with Birmingham hospitals in danger of running out of beds   Liam Byrne speaks out as grim new figures show some hospitals at 96 per cent bed capacity   A BIRMINGHAM MP has warned the city could run out of hospital beds after a shock investigation showed wards are nearing […]

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Hospital A&E crisis: Mum and sick child waited SIX HOURS to see doctor at Birmingham Children’s Hospital – Birmingham Mail – 16 December 2014

by Liam Byrne | 16.12.14

Dear friends,   Please find below more concerning news on our local NHS A&E. I gave a statement to the Birmingham Mail on the story – see below.   We have got to get a plan in place to sort out the crisis in our local NHS. Liam   ———————————————————————–   Hospital A&E […]

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Heart of England hospital trust one of most complained about in UK – Birmingham Mail – 2 December 2014

by Liam Byrne | 02.12.14

  Dear friends,   You may have seen my press release on Friday about the concerns that I and local Councillors have around the strain which our local NHS Trust (including Heartlands Hospital) is under.   The Birmingham Mail have today published a story about Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust which proves many of […]

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News from Liam Byrne MP – Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust receiving high level of complaints as burden on A&E increases – 28 November 2014

by Liam Byrne | 28.11.14

  Dear friends,   I wanted to share with you some concerning fresh evidence around the crisis of care standards we’re experiencing in Birmingham. New data shows that Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) was the 13th most complained about NHS body in the country in 2013/14.   This fresh evidence proves concerns which […]

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West Midlands Labour Annual Conference – 15 November 2014

by Liam Byrne | 17.11.14

  Dear friends, I have just returned from the West Midlands Labour Annual Conference at Warwick University in Coventry. It was an excellent couple of days with great opportunities to engage with fellow MPs, members and regional staff. One of the most important things to come out of the conference was the final draft of Labour’s […]

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Open letter to Park View parents – 10 November 2014

by Liam Byrne | 10.11.14

  Dear friends,   Following my meeting with DfE officials and the trustees for Park View Educational Trust I have written to those attending the meeting. You can read a copy of my letter below:   With all best wishes   Liam  

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Byrne warns local NHS hitting breaking point as social care cuts bite – 23 October 2014

by Liam Byrne | 23.10.14

    ***Embargoed until 09:30 23 October 2014***   Dear all,   Byrne warns local NHS hitting breaking point as social care cuts bite   Please find below a press release from Liam Byrne MP including House of Commons statistics on severe increases in waiting times in A&E at Birmingham’s Heart of England NHS Foundation […]

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Statement on Birmingham City Council announcement on the financial situation facing the City – 17 September 2014

by Liam Byrne | 17.09.14

  Dear friends,   A number of people have been in touch seeking my views in response to the City Council’s announcement yesterday on the dire consequences of the financial situation which the City Council is facing.   My statement is below:   “This government is trying to destroy our city, the safety of our […]

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