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Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell has welcomed the announcement of decision to put Urgent Treatment Centre at Rake Lane Hospital.

The local MP said, "I welcome the confirmation that the Urgent Treatment Centre will be at Rake Lane Hospital - it was the preferred choice of local people and something I strongly campaigned for. It is just a pity this sensible decision wasn't made at the first time of asking."

"I am disappointed that despite longer opening hours than originally proposed it will still not be a 24 hour walk in service. The CCG has decided on a new model of urgent care and I will be monitoring it closely to see if it works for local people and whether it is safe.”

“But the reality is if people want to see local services that expand rather than contract that investment will need a Labour Government"

"I hope however that the new Urgent Treatment Centre will reassure local people that Rake Lane Hospital is an important part of local healthcare and will remain so in the future"

 

Urgent Care to remain at Rake Lane

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell has welcomed the announcement of decision to put Urgent Treatment Centre at Rake Lane Hospital. The local MP said, "I welcome the confirmation that the Urgent Treatment...

Last week a statue of the suffragist Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in Westminster, the first statue of a woman in Parliament Square. The week before I attended the funeral of Zola Zembe, Tynemouth resident and South African trades unionist who had shared a cell with Nelson Mandela. On the face of it the two, born a century apart, had little in common. Yet they shared a commitment to education as a means of improving the human condition and a deep commitment to politics and voting as a way of bringing about change.

On Thursday 3rd May we have important local elections. On Friday the votes will be counted. Apart from the difference in choice of candidate, each ballot paper looks much the same. You cannot tell the voters name, their age or the street in which they live. You cannot tell their gender, their ethnicity, their religion or their sexual orientation. You cannot tell their job or whether they have a family. What they have in common is that for a few minutes on a particular day they took part in the democratic process. They probably had their own reason for doing so but in their own way each backed a vision of what their community could be like. And in doing so they assert their right to be heard. It’s why elections are important and humbling and I hope everyone takes a few minutes to be part of it.

The importance of democracy

Last week a statue of the suffragist Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in Westminster, the first statue of a woman in Parliament Square. The week before I attended the funeral of...

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Local MP Alan Campbell today gave a talk at the Old Low Light on the Fish Quay as part of a series called Leading Lights Talks.

The well attended talk was to introduce the opening of a new exhibition at the Old Low Light Heritage Gallery called ' Shields v The Toon and which covers the 600 years of North Shields' battles with Newcastle to remove restrictions and monopolies over trade on the Tyne, which greatly limited the development of the town.

Alan said "I was pleased to be asked to give a talk to mark this exciting exhibition.  I spoke about the importance of fishing to the area, the exciting regeneration of our coast and future plans for North Shields." 

Giving a talk at the Old Low Light

Local MP Alan Campbell today gave a talk at the Old Low Light on the Fish Quay as part of a series called Leading Lights Talks. The well attended talk...


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