UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Government announcement on medical care for veterans too little too late says Harvey

Press Release   •   Jan 12, 2010 10:11 GMT

“Raising awareness of the scheme is a step in the right direction but sadly this does not guarantee that veterans will get the treatment they deserve," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Defence Secretary.

Commenting on today’s Government statement on medical care for veterans, Nick Harvey said:

“This set of announcements is a case of too little too late.

“We have known for some times that many doctors and veterans are unaware that former servicemen and women who are injured while serving are entitled to priority NHS treatment.

“Raising awareness of the scheme is a step in the right direction but sadly this does not guarantee that veterans will get the treatment they deserve. The scheme needs to be much more closely monitored to ensure veterans who have risked their lives for this country are not ignored by the health service.”