LETTER: NHS should be top priority for area’s MPs

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Regarding the article ‘Push to extend train line’ published on September 13. You asked for comments.

It’s admirable they are asking the Secretary of State for Transport for assistance in their quest, this being Mark Spencer and Ben Bradley MPs. 
Why aren’t they standing up for their constituents first who rely on the NHS, the elderly, disabled (mentally and physically) and those on low income?

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There are many who cannot voice their opinions so, in my view, are overlooked. 
Surely the MPs should speak up for their constituents regardless of their health issues or political affiliation. 
I ask the Chad to ask the MPs for a response to the running down of OUR NHS and so to stop the injustice, suffering and premature deaths that are still happening because of what I view as a quest to de-nationalise the health service no matter what the human cost, in fact de-humanising the ones who need this great British institution. 
If the reply is that it is ‘too expensive to run’, remind them that the private nursing bank took thousands and thousands out of the NHS budget, now we have many firms running NHS health services which are draining the budget at an alarming rate. 
In my view their first priority is to prosper and the quality of care is secondary and not up to the standard of the NHS constitution. Furthermore, it would be fitting if the Chad could champion our NHS.

David Peach

South Avenue, Rainworth