NHS cash

Weston's MP has called on the Treasury to help protect the town's cash strapped NHS services. John Penrose says NHS Trusts in the area have a 'monumental mountain to climb' and is calling on Government officials in the Treasury to protect local services f

Weston's MP has called on the Treasury to help protect the town's cash strapped NHS services.John Penrose says NHS Trusts in the area have a 'monumental mountain to climb' and is calling on Government officials in the Treasury to protect local services from further cuts.Mr Penrose's intervention comes after the Department of Health published figures reporting that North Somerset Primary Care Trust is now showing an £11million deficit and Weston Area Health Trust has a £5million deficit, down from nearly £7million last year.Mr Penrose said: "I want to prevent further job losses and service cutbacks in North Somerset. This would shatter morale and decimate our local health services.