Lynne Featherstone MP joins calls for £1.5 billion extra NHS funding

Lynne Featherstone and the Haringey Lib Dems celebrate a £7.6 million funding victoryLiberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone,who is already campaigning for fairer health funding for Haringey, has joined her colleagues in calling on the Government to urgently commit up to £1.5bn extra for the NHS.

This was backed by Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb, who has led the call on the Government to free up extra cash for the NHS in the upcoming Autumn Statement.

The Liberal Democrats want some of the extra funding to focus on improving mental health care particularly for children and young people, a key priority for the party.

Lynne Featherstone MP commented:

“People in Haringey know how vital NHS services are to local residents. This is why I’ve been campaigning for fairer health funding for our hospitals, GPs and walk-in centres.And this is why I’m calling on the Government to commit up to £1.5bn extra to protect our NHS.

“We need proper funding for our NHS for the future, and to provide better care, both for physical and mental health. And this needs to start straight away.

“Securing extra money for the NHS must be a high priority for the whole Government in next month’s Autumn Statement. And the Lib Dems want at least an extra billion pounds put in to the NHS every year in the next Parliament too.”