‘Decision to review closures shows we heard you,’ says MP

Sage restaurant, Spalding'Sausage comp'Names: (in group shot) Winston Brown from Lincs Free Press, Mary Powell from Good Taste, MP John Hayes, Radio Lincs Judy Theobald and Steve Cottrell from Boston College
Sage restaurant, Spalding'Sausage comp'Names: (in group shot) Winston Brown from Lincs Free Press, Mary Powell from Good Taste, MP John Hayes, Radio Lincs Judy Theobald and Steve Cottrell from Boston College
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South Holland and The Deepings MP John Hayes claimed the Government’s u-turn on stopping child heart surgeries at Glenfields is proof that ministers are listening to public opinion.

Mr Hayes, who has a key policy-making role across all Government departments, also said his primary concern was protecting vital medical services for his constituents.

“I’m pleased that the Government has suspended the decision to close the child heart care unit at Glenfields because it’s the right decision, even though it’s not exactly on our doorstep,” he said.

“I’m very committed to the delivery of services to my constituents and I’ve been concerned about the impact on them of the review panel’s recommendations because there’s a bigger issue about the delivery of public services in rural areas.

“It’s important to frame policy around the opinions of people and this decision by the Government is indicative that we are listening to people and respnding accordingly.”