Angela Eagle MP responds to Monitor's investigation into finances at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust:
"Monitor's decision to launch this investigation sheds further light on the deep and incredibly difficult financial pressure facing NHS services in Wirral.
I hope Monitor does help to improve the situation but we must not forget that the NHS is in an extremely fragile state following David Cameron's disastrous reorganisation. It is facing greater demand than ever before which the Government is failing to respond to adequately.
"We've seen crisis in A&E departments, staff shortages, waiting times rising and now hospitals are running out of money. This is further evidence of an NHS in crisis under the Tories."