Health Infrastructure Plan

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:49 pm on 30th September 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs 3:49 pm, 30th September 2019

I am pleased that my persistent and passionate campaigning for the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust must have been heard by those on the Government Benches; I am sure it has nothing to do with the two marginal constituencies of Morecambe and Lunesdale, and Barrow and Furness, which fall into the trust’s footprint.

When constituents get in touch with me frustrated with NHS wait times, it is invariably about the wait for mental health services, and some of the most difficult conversations I have had to have as a constituency MP have been with parents who have lost children to suicide or eating disorders, so why is the Government’s announcement today so silent on mental health issues, particularly regarding CAMHS?