Chairman's Comments

08.03.2016

The Big Transformation – comment from Mike Wedgeworth

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Mike Wedgeworth, Chair of Healthwatch Lancashire, says: “Following what’s happening to the National Health Service is like riding a bucking bronco: up in the air one minute and on the ground the next. Junior doctors…

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19.01.2016

Robotic surgery for Prostate Cancer – Comment from Mike Wedgeworth

Mike Wedgeworth, Interim Chairman

“In a week when three celebrities have died of cancer, it is not surprising that many of us worry about what seems the relentless march of the disease. But treatments are improving all the time….

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01.12.2015

Where does Social Care stand today? – Comment from Mike Wedgeworth

Mike Wedgeworth, Interim Chairman

The  Chancellor says spending on  Social care will increase in real terms by 2020. But the chairman of the Local Government Association says there will be a funding gap of £700 million. Presumably they can’t…

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09.11.2015

A Tsunami Heading for Social Care – Comment from Mike Wedgeworth

Mike Wedgeworth, Interim Chairman

News that a national care home provider, with eight homes in Lancashire, is facing a cash crisis is one more indication that the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement could be disastrous for social care. Four Seasons Health…

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