Government cuts to public health funding in Plymouth have been criticised by councillors who heard that the gap between the health of the rich and poor is worsening. The city’s director of public health Ruth Harrell said in her annual report that Plymouth had lost almost a quarter of its budget and was now £3m short following years of cuts despite demand for services growing. Her report highlights the national trend of an increase in health inequality for the most deprived people. The latest figures show life expectancy continued to rise for the wealthy but fell for the most deprived women and stalled for the most deprived men. Nationally, figures show an increase in the rate of infant mortality since 2014, which had previously been falling, with a statistically significant rise in 2017. Ms Harrell says in her report that Plymouth is probably following the national trends, but the local figures are too small to form a firm conclusion from the statistics. Her report outlines steps being taken to tackle health inequalities across the city. The director of public health said: “We should be very concerned at this national emerging trend, and we should not wait to see this trend… Read full this story
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