John Healey

[This man will go far!]

[2010 Dec 29] Swine flu: The 'perfect storm' as flu victims soar, winter vomiting bug spreads, more elderly fall ill... so how will hospitals cope?  Health minister Simon Burns has rejected claims by Shadow Health Secretary John Healey that the Government ‘cancelled’ a flu jab plan for under-fives as a cost-cutting exercise designed to save £85 million.....Mr Healey accused ministers of making the ‘wrong judgment’ by cancelling the jabs. ......‘John Healey is either spectacularly ill-informed or playing politics with people’s health.’  Mr Healey told the Mail on Tuesday: ‘The problem lies with the groups most at risk, like children. That has come because the Government axed the annual advertising campaign and cancelled the flu jab plan for the under-fives.’