Waiting times, difficulty in getting to see your GP and delays in NHS treatment are the biggest concerns for Slough residents who have responded to a survey of patients organised by Fiona Mactaggart. People are generally pleased with the care they receive from the NHS but want an end to the delays in hospital care and difficulties experienced in getting GP appointments, says the report based on a questionnaire of over 350 Slough patients conducted by Fiona Mactaggart, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Slough.
The questionnaire asked about GP and hospital services and Fiona has sent the report to Andrew Morris, Chief Executive of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Jim O’Donnell, Chair of Slough Clinical Commissioning Group.
Fiona said, “This gave a good insight into what the people of Slough think about local health services. Although people are generally pleased with their treatment almost everyone who has used the hospital complained about the difficulty of parking there, an issue I have constantly pressed and I am glad it is beginning to be addressed but people want to reduce delays and to easily get an appointment to see their GP.
“The election is an opportunity to fix these problems. The NHS is Britain’s greatest achievement and a Labour Government will tackle delays in treatment and ensure that everyone in Slough can get an appointment with a family doctor when they need it within 48 hours.”