To mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of the NHS, Teresa is calling on local people to celebrate this incredible institution and to ensure it is strengthened for future generations.
Today Teresa, accompanied by local Thamesmead health activist Olu Babatola, and Greater London Authority (GLA) Member Fiona Twycross, signed a birthday card to the NHS to pledge her continued support for, and appreciation of, the important role it plays in the everyday lives of people across her constituency.
The NHS today is suffering from an A&E crisis. Staffing shortages have left local health services overstretched, with experts warning that services across the country could fail by the winter if action is not taken urgently.
“I’ve spoken to a number of patients across my constituency who have told me they are worried about the future of the NHS. I know first-hand how amazing our NHS is but it needs protecting so that future generations are able to benefit from our incredible health service.
“The NHS is something that we must work hard to defend. Its 65th birthday is an opportunity to celebrate its success, and to appreciate the important role it plays in our everyday lives. If we are going to commemorate further milestones then we need to make sure our NHS is strengthened and protected for the future.”
“This is why I’m asking people across Erith and Thamesmead to join our campaign to save our NHS as we know it. We cannot let one of our greatest legacies to future generations be destroyed.”