Following the announcement that North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust will no longer provide licensed fertility treatment, including IVF, local UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott said, “I find it deplorable that Hartlepool University Hospital has had to take another department cut.
“Hartlepool has no A&E, it charges patients for car parking and provides less than satisfactory services for Hartlepool residents.
“I seriously question the efforts of Hartlepool Council and the North Tees NHS Foundation in finding a solution to the ever dwindling value for money at the hospital.
UKIP fought the recent General Election, campaigning to save the NHS and actually find funding for an extra £3bn to keep valued services and reduce bureaucracy. The party also campaigned to scrap hospital car parking charges as we already pay contributions in NI towards our NHS.