Green Party call for resignation of Patricia Hewitt in light of NHS 'catastrophe'
The Green Party has called for the resignation of Patricia Hewitt following the announcement of continued job cots across the NHS. Job cuts that could hit 100,000 will have direct consequences on clinical services and patient care.
Stuart Jeffery, Health spokesperson for the Green Party commented: "The last few months have seen the NHS fall into chaos as a direct result of the ill-conceived policies of this government. The sacking, last month, of the Chief Executive Nigel Crisp was a clear indication of Patricia Hewitt not accepting responsibility.
"Ms Hewitt, who moved from the disgraced firm Arthur Anderson - the American wing was found guilty of obstructing justice by shredding documents relating to the failed energy giant Enron - where she was Director of Research, has managed to disgrace the NHS in her failure to implement coherent and constructive policies." (2)
He continued: "It is very simple, Patricia Hewitt must go. The personal interest being taken by the Prime Minister is the nail in the coffin and must spell the end of her reign of terror. She must take full responsibility for the mess that she has created and the government must implement immediate measures, such as the scapping of the internal market and the reversal of the privatisation of the NHS."