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Decision to move services from King's Lynn's hospital is 'crass and cruel lunacy’, Lynn News letters

By Lynn News Reporter

However even these devoted supporters of the Government’s policy of under-funding the NHS must question the crass and cruel lunacy of the local Trust’s decision regarding the reduction of services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

And though I wish Mr Mackinder well in his efforts to get our local MPs to fight the proposal, I fear he is as impotent as the rest of us.

It is in the nature of those who go into politics to be motivated by the promise of power, privilege and prestige. Only the possibility of losing these will encourage them to take on board the wishes of their electorates.

We also know that areas where the opposition reigns are often treated meanly by the party in government. In this case I would also suggest that, ironically, the opposite is true. Constituencies the Government know they can rely on are treated equally badly because their voters will still support them whatever adversity is inflicted upon them. So it is here in North West Norfolk.

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However I remember a few years ago a local hospital in the south of England was threatened with closure and a resident standing on this single issue took the seat from the major party candidate.

I suspect that the next election will be a close-run thing and the prospect of losing all they hold dear could well open the ears of our local MPs and prompt the Government to pressure the local NHS Trust to reverse this dreadful decision. Any volunteers?

Edward Wheatley



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