Three healthcare promises to voters in her Devizes constituency have been made by Tory MP Claire Perry in the wake of open meetings held locally to discuss major NHS changes.
Mrs Perry has come under attack for some of her comments made at the meetings and despite her campaigning she is unlikely to achieve the re-opening of Savernake minor injuries unit.
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has equally been under pressure over the inability of the NHS to cope with cuts in the number of nurses now working in hospitals.
Revealing her promises, Mrs Perry told Marlborough News On Line:
“I will work to ensure that all relevant organisations talk directly to each other and to other healthcare groups so that the best possible services are delivered for the people of the Devizes Constituency.”
“I will work with local councillors, local residents and health professionals to review the cases for minor injuries services in Devizes and Marlborough and to re-start the stalled process to deliver a Primary Care Centre in Devizes.”
“I will hold these popular health forums annually so that we can review progress.”
She added: “I was delighted by the turnout for the health forums I held in Devizes and Marlborough last month. The animated discussion showed how much we value our NHS, and how much interest there is in finding ways to deliver a better local minor injuries service and get on with delivering the long-promised Primary Care Centre in Devizes.”
“I am therefore making these three promises to my constituents and I will keep making this issue one of my top local priorities”