Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:55 pm on 14th May 2019.

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Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Shadow Minister (Justice) 3:55 pm, 14th May 2019

A family came to see me to tell me about their alcoholic son who, in the past year, had been taken to hospital by ambulance 35 times, and had spent four weeks over that year in hospital. All that they wanted was support services to help him get his addiction under control. The urgent care was there, but that was not good enough for them. It is devastating for him, but it makes no financial sense for the NHS.