Dudley MP Ian Austin has expressed his concern over an investigation into the finances of Dudley's local mental health trust.
Commenting on the news that Monitor is launching an investigation into the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s finances, Ian Austin said:
“I’m really concerned that yet another local trust is facing an investigation into the state of its finances.
“It’s been a year since Russells Hall went into the red and faced an investigation into its finances and now we discover the Black Country Partnership is battling a deficit too. I told the Health Secretary to give the local NHS the resources it needs but nothing has changed and one in ten staff have lost their jobs.
“Nearly half of NHS trusts around the country are in the red. Local people know it’s not possible to carry on like this without an impact on care. We need a government that makes the NHS a priority.”