Helen Morgan challenges Boris Johnson in Parliament on local ambulance crisis

Within two hours of being sworn in as an MP, Helen Morgan has asked the Prime Minister a question in the House of Commons on the ambulance crisis in North Shropshire.

In her question during the Coronavirus statement in Parliament, Helen asked the Prime Minister to commit to her calls for a “full and proper review of ambulance services by the care quality commission.” The Prime Minister refused to commit to such a review.

Patients have been left waiting hours for ambulances to arrive in Shropshire, and in recent months, four local ambulance stations have closed in Shropshire despite the crisis. It has left residents with horror stories, with services being overstretched and struggling under pressure.

Commenting after her question Helen Morgan MP said: “There is no time to waste in solving the local ambulance crisis which is a life and death situation in Shropshire.

Helen Morgan

“It is essential that the Prime Minister and his Government tackle this crisis. It was disappointing to see him turn down my call for a full and proper review into services.

“What I heard from thousands of conversations with local people during the by-election, is that the local health crisis is the top concern in Shropshire. Yet the Prime Minister today couldn’t even acknowledge this and be willing to take action.

“I was elected as the MP for our area to stand up for our local health services and I will continue to do just that, holding the Prime Minister to account and making sure residents have a strong voice on their side.”

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