In a statement to South Devon GMB, Mr.Roche said, "'Apparently the Government's strategy for the NHS is a part-time job. Staff are under pressure, their pay being cut every year in real terms, beds are being cut, and units closed across Devon.
He went on to say Sustainability & Transformation Partnerships (STP's) were a way for the Treasury to make even bigger cuts to our NHS while hiding the reality behind nice sounding words and a fancy acronym. Local people and NHS workers deserve better'.
South Devon GMB recently held a recruitment drive at Torbay Hospital. If prospective members would like to join the branch either in the NHS or another sector, they are asked to contact the secretary Paul Raybould 07854 675 430.