Ed Miliband shadows staff at Watford General – plans for Labour election broadcast of him there

Ed  Milliband
Ed Milliband

Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband recently spent two eight-hour shifts shadowing staff at Watford General Hospital - which serves most of Dacorum.

He says this made him eager to become prime minister and take control of the NHS.

Writing on Twitter yesterday, he said: “I recently spent two nights with staff and patients at Watford’s NHS hospital. Every patient I met had such belief and pride in our NHS.

“The NHS staff and patients I recently met in Watford had something in common. They all know these are hard times again for the NHS.”

Mr Miliband recently announced a new policy to ensure that all patients can see their family GP within 48 hours – or within 24 hours if they are in serious need.

Labour is now planning an election broadcast showing its leader shadowing a shift at Watford General.