LETTER: Report raises Pilgrim Hospital funding concerns

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Many thanks to the Standard for its ‘Special report: Pilgrim Hospital’ in the May 29 edition on page four.

Also thanks to my wife for showing her wisdom by insisting I renewed the Boston Standard annual subscription recently at the bargain price of £19.24 for one year .

Although grim reading not many readers would be surprised by the findings in your report but all the same must have been shocked to see the Pilgrim budget actually fell in year ending 2012.

Maybe the most telling comment came from David Bowles: “Boston is probably the worst funded, or pretty close, hospital in the country for the volume of work it does.”

Over the last 12 years we have had promises and much talk from MP Mark Simmonds and health ministers, the outcome only to see a now declining budget and a potentially fine hospital strangled through lack of support and funding.

Having voted Tory for the last 50 years I and many fellow Tories would like Mr Simmonds to respond to the following questions.

Does he think he has worked and fought hard enough to get the Pilgrim a fair budget over the last 13 years?

If so, why did the budget decline year ending 2012 and sit about bottom of the funding league?

What is his response when a constituent submits a complaint about treatment at the Pilgrim?

Concerned Pensioner

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