MP Graham Jones has challenged Prime Minister David Cameron over the state of Hyndburn’s health service.
Speaking in Parliament at Prime Minister’s Questions, Mr Jones said: “Proposed cuts to GP funding, proposed closure of the walk-in centre in Accrington, proposed cuts to the GP practice that’s in Accrington Victoria Hospital, A&E in special measures, the police taking constituents to A&E at Blackburn Royal in police cars.
"The NHS in my constituency is in crisis.
“What can the prime minister do to my constituents with the broken promises given to assure them that the NHS is safe?”
Mr Cameron responded saying local health budgets are on the increase.
He said: “We are not cutting the spending on the NHS, which is what his front bench recommended at the beginning of this parliament.
"We are spending £12.7bn on the NHS and if we look at his own clinical commission-ing group the funding this year of £490m is going up by 2.14 per cent.
“That is an increase of more than inflation. That is not the policy of the Labour Party.”