Cameron visit hit by train delays

TORY Party leader David Cameron visited hospitals in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds this afternoon to see for himself how debt ridden NHS Trusts are coping with having to reorganise services to wipe out millions of pounds of overspending.

By Graham Dines

TORY Party leader David Cameron visited hospitals in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds this afternoon to see for himself how debt ridden NHS Trusts are coping with having to reorganise services to wipe out millions of pounds of overspending.

However, Mr Cameron was nearly an hour late at Ipswich Hospital, after overhead power cable were damaged on the rail line north of Colchester.

The Tory leader was transferred by taxi from Colchester to Ipswich, where he met managers and staff at the hospital.

Afterwards, he said that despite record levels of investment in the NHS, the Government had landed local Trusts with massive deficits by constantly reorganising health provision. He also criticised ministers for forcing through the closure of much love cottage hospitals such as the Hartismere at Eye and the Bartlett in Felixstowe.

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