I.C.H.C. office | Station Approach, Comberton Hill, | Kidderminster | DY10 1QX | Tel: 01562 823581
 Health Concern  “With It’s Eye On The Pulse”

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Independent Communityand Health Concern
Caring for the community in Wyre Forest
“This Government deserves to lose .. and the opposition does not deserve to win.  What our country deserves is a true Independent Party.” Nick Xenophon MP in the Canberra Parliament - who quit his seat to form a third political force in Australian politics.

Welcome

The Premier Independent political party in Wyre Forest

The Wyre Forest area of north Worcestershire is the home of independent political thought - having been represented in Parliament for two terms (ten years) by the Independent M.P. Dr. Richard Taylor M.B.E.

Representing Wyre Forest people

The party has representatives at Worcestershire County and Wyre Forest District levels as well as Councillors on the Bewdley, Kidderminster and Stourport-on- Severn town councils.

Not just a ‘Single Issue’ party

As is reflected in it’s title, Independent Community and Health Concern is NOT just a ‘single issue’ grouping of independent representatives of the people; taking on-board all manner of local problems (and solving them) and local aspirations (and aiding in their delivery). It grew out of the projected closure of Kidderminster Hospital (to which so many had contributed with fund-raising). This prompted mass protest and street parades and, ultimately, the rejection of the sitting Labour MP - a junior Minister. While I.C.H.C. remains fundamentally concerned with the provision of health facilities and the delivery of all that results in ‘good health’ it is associated with concern for all aspects of a healthy community - education for all ages, support for the disabled and the elderly, transport, arts and entertainment, nature and the environment.

Labour’s “Departing Seven”

(+1), now +3 Tories

make 19 Independent MPs

in the House of Commons

.. & there’s only 11 Lib-Dems

Dr.  

Richard  

Taylor

  

is  

“back  

in  

the  

saddle,  

again”  

..  

riding  

to  

the

rescue of the patients of the Worcester NHS.

Following   complaints   about   queuing   Ambulances,   corridors   blocked   with waiting    patients,    and    a    clogged    A&E    Ward,    Dr.    Richard    Taylor    (Wyre Forest MP 2001-2010) comes-up with the obvious solution .. “It   is   utterly   ridiculous   that   hospital   facilities   at   Worcester   Royal Infirmary   are   overloaded   while   facilities   at   Kidderminster   Hospital are vacant or underused !” If   only   we   had   a   Doctor   leading   for   minor   injuries   at   Kidderminster, fewer   people   would   have   to   go   to   Worcester   -   which   is   a   huge   waste of time (and money).” After   a   meeting   and   conversation   with   the   new   hospital   Chief   Executive Matthew   Hopkins,   Dr.   Taylor    said   he   thought   that   he   had   “all   the   right ideas”  but that he would be judged in time by what he did.
Why,   even   MP   Mark   Garnier    agrees   with   Dr.   Taylor’s   assessment   ..   “queuing   ambulances   (see   social   media photographs    of    roads    clogged    with    double-parked    ambulances)    are    an    indicator    that    the    system    IS    NOT WORKING .. the Trust requires solid, long-term management.”