- Published: Monday, 16 December 2019 15:40
I felt the message this week had to reflect on the big event of last week, the General Election. Whatever our individual political views, I think it’s fair to say it’s been a time of uncertainty for us all. The top two issues for all the main political parties have been the EU Exit and NHS funding, both of which have an impact at a national level across the NHS, for us as a Trust and for many individual colleagues.
Whilst these are not new issues the scrutiny placed upon them in recent months has been intense. We’ve all heard strong words used to describe the pressure the NHS is operating under, such as ‘crisis’ and it’s easy to feel worried or dispirited. I’d say that whilst we are often working in a less than perfect environment and extra investment is needed and welcome, our priority continues to be providing the best possible care for patients. You all do an outstanding job, day in day out, and I know that won’t change.