Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Tag Archives: NHS

Your Queen’s Speech

Today’s Queen’s Speech has again shown that the Liberal Democrats are punching way above their weight – and we can be proud of that. It included many of the long-term reforms we’ve campaigned for, such as reform of the banks. These will help build a sustainable future for our country. In 2010, we took the decision together to […]

Priority for Parkinson’s suffers

A Europe-wide initiative aimed at raising awareness of Parkinson’s Disease is backed by a Lib Dem MEP. The Pledge for Parkinson’s was launched today (April 11 2012) and is a four-point call to action aimed at improving the lives of sufferers. Catherine Bearder Lib Dem MEP for South-East England has become part of the European Parkinson’s […]

Staying active is key to a happy older life, West Sussex County Council survey finds.

Eight out of 10 people say that keeping their minds and bodies active will ensure a healthier life in old age, according to the findings of West Sussex County Council’s Age with Confidence survey. Among other findings, nine out of 10 people said ageing with confidence was as much about keeping a positive attitude and […]


A Liberal Democrat attempt to provide a £3million boost for community social services for the elderly, for preserving bus services, and to support the careers service for young people was rejected by the Tories at West Sussex County Council budget meeting yesterday (Friday 17th Feb). Liberal Democrat Group leader Morwen Millson said   “The Conservatives inherited […]

Suggestions for West Sussex County Council Health scrutiny

Residents are being encouraged to send in their suggested topics for the West Sussex scrutiny work programme for the coming year. County Councillors are meeting towards the end of February to look at priority areas for the scrutiny 2012/13 programme. Christine Field, the current Chairman of the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, said: “We are […]

Adur, Arun and Worthing Councils says more can be done for homeless people

A report examining the health inequalities faced by homeless people and the access to services has been published by a working group of the three Councils. Homeless people very often have difficulty in accessing services and are more at risk of certain health conditions – Death rates amongst the homeless are high – The average […]

Extra £2m social care cash must mean better help at home for people in West Sussex – Bob Smytherman

An extra £2,032, 426 for social care in West Sussex will mean people can leave hospital earlier and receive better care at home. This comes from an extra £150m announced by the Coalition Government recently to be spent on shortening hospital stays across the country during the busy winter period. Thanks to the Liberal Democrats […]

Nick Clegg – New Year Message

This time last year I spoke about how the most important job for Liberal Democrats was dealing with the economic problems we inherited. 12 months on, that task remains the number one priority for our party and the Coalition. We have had to make some very difficult decisions, but they’ve been the right ones for […]

Age With Confidence and tackle dementia in West Sussex

Countywide services are helping tackle the growing problem of dementia. A recent survey by the Department of Health found that six out of ten people with dementia in England go undiagnosed – meaning almost 400,000 people could be going without the vital support the NHS and social care services can offer. West Sussex County Council […]

Health Committee welcomes improvement to vital hospital services

Improvements to key hospital services have been welcomed by the West Sussex Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC), including a proposal to make the Royal Sussex County Hospital a specialist vascular centre for the whole of Sussex. Vascular services treat conditions where there is not enough blood reaching an organ or parts of the body […]