My two children were born in Kettering hospital and my father died there so I can say that it has been an important part of my life in east Northants over the last 26 years.
In contrast, the Patrician Party candidate, Chris Emmett, focuses on cleaner hospitals in her newsletter. I’d like my hospitals to be clean too, but I’d like to be sure I’ve got one, and relatively nearby. I remember following an ambulance along the A14 when my father was taken into hospital (this was almost exactly 16 years ago) and thinking that although they don’t look very streamlined ambulances can go at a fair lick! I was pleased that the ambulance drivers travelled so fast but also that they didn’t have that far to travel. My father was being looked after before I could park the car and get into the hospital. That’s the type of NHS I want and the type of NHS that Labour is most likely to provide.