MP questions case of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul'

Local MP Tim Farron has questioned the Department of Health on the financial impact on the local Ambulance Trust of the Hospitals Trust's proposal to move emergency admissions from Kendal to Lancaster and Barrow.

24 May 2006

Farron highlights threat to Coronary Care Unit in House of Commons

Local MP Tim Farron today used Health Questions in the House of Commons to highlight the threat to the Westmorland General's Coronary Care Unit. He pointed out the unit could close due to the local hospital trust's deficit, which pales into insignificance when compared to the over spend on the new NHS IT system 'Connecting for Health'.

16 May 2006

Farron calls for fair deal for hill farmers

Local MP, Tim Farron, highlighted the need on Wednesday for hill farmers to be given a fair deal by the Government. The Hill Farm Allowance, which rewards hill farmers for their stewardship of the land, is due to be replaced by a new reward structure in 2007. DEFRA is currently carrying out a consultation process on the new system.

12 May 2006

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