MP Julian Huppert has commended to the government the recent decision to award the £800 million contract for Cambridgeshire old people’s services to the NHS.
He told Parliament that this is in “stark contrast to the billion pound privatisation of Hinchingbrooke Hospital tendered by the last government which didn’t even have an NHS bidder in the final five”.
Julian raised the issue during Prime Minister’s Questions today (Wednesday, October 22) and it was welcomed by Prime Minister, David Cameron who said he wanted to see an expansion of NHS services run by clinicians.
Julian said later: “We have one of the best health services in the world and I want to make sure it stays that way. The only way we can do that is to run it in the way it was designed to be run – putting patients first and not profit.
“I was delighted that the NHS won the contract for older people’s services in Cambridgeshire because they are the best people for the job. I want to see this repeated across our country so that we can hold onto a health service which provides the best treatment possible for everyone when he or she needs it.”