Health secretary Sajid Javid was in Carlisle yesterday to officially open the new £35 million cancer care facility at the Cumberland Infirmary.
The £35 million centre, at Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary, is set to benefit patients across north Cumbria and is a partnership between the Northern Centre for Cancer Care, North Cumbria – a partnership between Newcastle Hospitals and North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC).
Mr Javid said: “It’s been a pleasure to come here today to be invited to open the new hospital.”
“I think everyone understands why the waiting lists have risen during the pandemic with the NHS rightly focussing on Covid and people seriously affected by that.
“Having this new cancer centre open today is a very good example of how we can bring that waiting list down.”
Of course we welcome any new medical facility to ensure people are given the best treatment possible,but his claims that it was a new hospital were questioned on social media.
Sajid Javid opened a new building in an established hospital, yet claims to have opened a new hospital. Like adding a garden shed to your property, and bragging that you've bought a second home. https://t.co/o8BJw8gx9A— Edwin Hayward ? ? (@uk_domain_names) August 20, 2021
Mr Javid, if I get a new shed for my garden, will Mr Sunak charge me stamp duty for purchasing a new house? https://t.co/Glvmo5OJ9L— Adil Rashford Saka Sancho ? (@adilray) August 21, 2021
Dear Mr Javid, it would be enormously helpful if you could name this hospital and the other 47, and also clarify what you mean by ‘new’. Are these new buildings on new sites, or modifications and upgrades of existing services? https://t.co/oDu93umuGr— Dr Phil Hammond ? (@drphilhammond) August 20, 2021
Here's the Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, lying AGAIN!— Socialist Opera Singer (@OperaSocialist) August 20, 2021
It is NOT a new hospital, it's a new unit. That's something very different. https://t.co/nHXA561UVx
It’s a cancer unit, not a hospital.— Dr Julia Grace Patterson? (@JujuliaGrace) August 20, 2021
Guys pls could you RT?
The truth matters. https://t.co/uJp2tfvT4y
I don’t understand why these clowns do this. He hasn’t opened a “new hospital”. He’s opened a cancer care facility in an existing hospital.— Emma Kennedy? (@EmmaKennedy) August 20, 2021
Pointless lie. https://t.co/s3SetnJULR
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