Romford MP protests to Health Secretary over long waiting time for blood tests.


Amidst reports from people across Romford and Havering about unacceptably long waiting time for blood tests, Andrew Rosindell M.P. has written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock M.P. calling for his personal intervention to ensure that “anyone who needs a blood test can get one as soon as possible”, without weeks and months of delays!

In the letter, Andrew Rosindell M.P. highlights complaints from constituents that “it currently takes as long as three months to get a blood test, compared to 24 hours before the pandemic.” Often constituents are told “they will have to travel long distances.”

He adds: “I am very concerned about the impact of these delays on my constituents’ health and I am demanding that action is taken to ensure local people get the blood tests they need within a reasonable time.  A few days is what I would expect.  Weeks and months is wholly unacceptable and people could die as a result!”

The M.P. is also asking his constituents to get in touch via e-mail to andrew.rosindell.mp@parliament.uk if they have direct experience of problems relating to blood tests, but they must include their full details, name, address and contact information.

Andrew Rosindell said: 

I have made my views known to our local NHS Trust and I have also raised this issue directly with the Health Secretary in a letter sent on the 8th of October. This is a dangerous situation for many people who need to know if they are suffering from a serious illness and I am not prepared to let this problem continue without protest.

I am very concerned about the impact of these delays on my constituents’ health and I am demanding that action is taken to ensure local people get the blood tests they need within a reasonable time.  A few days is what I would expect.  Weeks and months is wholly unacceptable and people could die as a result!

If I do not get a satisfactory response quickly, I will take this matter directly to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

If any constituent of mine from Romford or Hornchurch (west) have direct experience of this, I would be grateful if you could e-mail individually toandrew.rosindell.mp@parliament.uk, giving me the background to your own case or that of your family member, along with your name, postal address and contact details.”

3 thoughts on “Romford MP protests to Health Secretary over long waiting time for blood tests.

  • 9th October 2020 at 8:34 pm
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    How very laudable that Mr Rosindale is once again able to write another letter. But this time, not only on behalf of his constituents, but also on behalf of all the residents of Havering. Surely it should be the job of Mr White to write such a letter? Is he not the Leader of The Havering Council, not for much Gerrymandering longer we hope? ‘Damian’s patch’ covers Mr Rosindale’s constituency and all other areas in Havering, so it is his responsibility to inform Mr Hancock of the situation in Havering. Perhaps what is more stunning and amazing, is how conspicuous by his absence Mr White has been of late. There have been no ‘piccies’ and no articles in The Havering Daily, yippee, for over a month; though plenty of Mr Rosindale, Mr White’s mentor, to take his place. Would this be a case of laying low over the alleged Gerrymandering scandal Mr White, in the vain hope that it will all blow over? Not feeling ‘man enough’ to stand up to the problem you appear to have created!

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  • 10th October 2020 at 8:42 am
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    A blood test used to be done in a day, sometimes after an hour’s wait, but now due to ‘social distancing rules’ there’s a 3 month wait. This illustrates the terrible harm being inflicted on the NHS by the government in the (double-speak) name of protecting the NHS, because blood tests are elementary and needed before appointments and probably all operations.

    I fear the government is destroying the NHS and when the money runs out will say, there is no alternative but to privatise the NHS and then sell it to the Drug Cartels who fortuitously were given £100s Billions in public funding to produce a COVID-19 vaccine that isn’t needed and doesn’t work. Not needed because by the time its produced the population will have acquired herd immunity to the virus, if it hasn’t already.

    On the 30th September a supine parliament voted to extend the Coronavirus (Enabling Act) Bill and allow the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse (Chief Scientific & Medical Officers, PM and Health Secretary) to continue to rule by decree and ignore parliament and wreak lives and livelihoods.

    And so after voting to allow the Health Secretary to ignore MPs, Andrew now vainly tries to attract his attention about blood tests.

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