I asked Burnley Tory MP Antony Higginbotham what he was going to do about chronic underfunding of the NHS, shortage of nurses, zero state funded hospices and a collapsing care system. His response? There is no chronic underfunding of the NHS...I've encouraged everyone...
For the Labour party to be the best it can be and make an offer to the British people that reflects the concerns and ambitions of the country, it is vital to harness the skills, experiences and talents of all its members and supporters, including those groups that...
Covid-19 precautions, however necessary, have created a ticking time-bomb of undiagnosed cancers and delayed treatment. Before the pandemic, across the UK, we were already failing to hit targets for the number of people starting cancer treatment within two months.
Labour petition to protect local stroke services attracts support of hundreds
A PETITION launched by Labour candidate Ashley Dalton to protect Southend Hospital services has attracted hundreds of signatures in a matter of days.
Ashley Dalton calls for improved cancer screening access
A BREAST cancer survivor is calling for it to be made easier for women to attend potentially life-saving screenings to catch the disease early.
Ashley Dalton, Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Rochford and Southend East, on housing
NEARLY 1,000 Southend residents left waiting for council housing Labour pledges “housing revolution” to tackle the crisis.
Labour candidate and cancer survivor concerned cancer treatment waiting times fall below national targets
SOUTHEND and Basildon hospitals have fallen below the NHS 62-day target for cancer patients to receive treatment, new data shows.
Anger as station night guards for c2c are ditched
The decision to remove night-time security guards at two stations without consultation has been met with anger.
Ashley Dalton brings to light evidence of not enough beds at Southend Hospital with some patients stuck in ambulances for more than an hour
LEVELS of bed occupancy and ambulance delays hit “dangerous” levels at Southend Hospital, recent figures revealed.
Save NHS Southend protesters voice fury over NHS merger plans
Hundreds of campaigners have rallied to push NHS bosses not to slash £30milliom annual budget to Southend Hospital services.
‘No need to be scared breast checks are so important’ - ex cancer patient
A FORMER cancer patient has insisted women must attend breast screenings, after it emerged thousands have missed appointments in Southend.
Campaigners pack meeting to fight A&E shake-up plans
HUNDREDS of campaigners joined forces to have their say on controversial plans to overhaul A&E departments.
Cancer patients suffer "agonising" 8 week wait at Southend Hospital for treatment
MORE than a third of patients are waiting more than six weeks for vital cancer treatment, the latest figures have shown.
These libraries face closure - but is there are a future for other libraries?
THE future of our county’s libraries are hanging in the balance. Essex County Council is considering closing those in Vange and Fryerns in Basildon, as well as Great Wakering and Hullbridge.
Ashley Dalton questions hospital after doctors quit top jobs ahead of sweeping NHS changes
A PROMINENT senior consultant has resigned from his role in helping to introduce sweeping NHS changes to three Essex hospitals.
‘Brexit vow must be kept’ - say MPs after PMs departure plan
ESSEX MPs are calling on democracy to see Brexit delivered. They spoke as Prime Minister Theresa May made her teary speech confirming she will step down as leader on June 7.
Labour candidate supports ASDA staff in contracts row
Ashley Dalton, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Rochford and Southend East has urged Asda management to withdraw unfair new contracts.
‘Keep heroin needles away from our kids and our parks’
DRUG dealers have taken over a park with discarded needles putting children and animals in danger.
Ashley Dalton warns hundreds of suspected breast cancer patients not seen on time
The alarming figures reveal 1,000 patients suspected of having breast cancer were referred by GPs to Southend, Basildon and Broomfield hospitals in December, but only 679 patients were seen by a consultant within the recommended two-week window.
Ashley Dalton, Labour’s candidate in Rochford and Southend East says Labour will boost Essex’s gang unit to tackle surge in violence
LABOUR has announced plans to expand the Essex Police Violence Reduction Unit. Essex, which has seen a 35 per cent rise in violent crime since 2010, will be given the extra staff to tackle its high rates of gang related violent crime.
Campaigner Ashley Dalton calls for change as cancer treatment delay for one in three at Southend Hospital
CANCER patients in south Essex are having to wait too long to begin treatment, campaigners have claimed.
Southend Labour oppose new grammar schools
SOUTHEND Labour took a stand against the newly-proposed grammar schools by joining the national campaign “Education Not Segregation.”
Patients are being left waiting in ambulances for more than half an hour in Southend and Basildon
Patients are being left waiting in ambulances for more than half an hour at hospitals in Southend and Basildon.
MP and hospital boss welcome move to kick-on with £118m transformation
£118MILLION plans to transform healthcare in south Essex have been welcomed by MPs and medical experts.
Public meeting of the Fossetts For The People group
AT a public meeting the Fossetts For The People group (FFTP) made an appeal for a wave of objections to be sent in against the expected planning application of Homes England to build luxury homes on the ex NHS public land at Fossetts Farm.