Govt must announce public health grant amidst Coronavirus crisis


The Liberal Democrats have called on the Health Secretary to announce the public health grant amidst the Coronavirus crisis.

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Ed Davey, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats, and Munira Wilson , Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson, have written to Matt Hancock calling on him to announce the funding to ensure councils could fulfil their role as a "key part" in containing the virus.

Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

"Having failed to tell local councils how much the public health grant will be, the Tories have made it all but impossible for councils to ensure our communities have proper healthcare.

"Even if it was business as usual this would be shameful, but with the Coronavirus it is nothing short of an abdication of duty.

"Public health information is vital to lowering the Coronavirus peak, but even more alarming is the inability for local councils to try and address the inevitable gaps in our social care sector getting worse.

"Whilst the Prime Minister and Health Secretary are happily touring the TV studios, they are utterly failing at the most basic level to support councils in their vital work."


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