Harriett Baldwin also spoke from the platform at the rally.
Harriett Baldwin said, "I am delighted to show Conservative support at this rally and to speak out in thanks to all the nurses, doctors and support staff who work in our NHS. One of the privileges of being a parliamentary candidate is to hear from so many people in West Worcestershire about how the NHS has given them excellent treatment. I and my fellow Conservative supporters are here to show the support of our Party for what David Cameron has been emphasising - that we will always support and serve the NHS.
Under the current government, health spending has doubled, but where has the money gone? It has gone in successive reorganisations which have taken up money, time and energy as people have had to reapply for the same job time and time again. The NHS is given targets from the top that often don't make the best clinical sense. 100,000 bureaucrats have been hired since 1997.
A Conservative government would keep spending at current levels, but spend it better. No more reorganisations, no more bureaucrats to plan from the top down. An independent NHS board that focuses on patients' needs and outcomes, a stronger role for local people and GPs. Above all we want a fairer funding formula for the NHS in Worcestershire, that emphasises the older population we have in West Worcestershire.
Let's unite in asking for an end to cuts in the NHS. Let's back it with all our hearts and work to improve it for everyone."
Photo: Harriett Baldwin and local Conservatives joined the health rally in Priory Park this Saturday, gathering additional signatures for their petition to Stop Gordon Brown's NHS Cuts.