Thursday 10 May 2018 / 10:09 AM Jonathan Ashworth / NHS

Badge of shame for Ministers as cancelled operations at their highest level ever – Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to the latest NHS stats on cancelled elective operations and A&E performance data, said:

“The NHS crisis continues unabated. Eight years of severe underfunding, cuts and fragmentation have pushed the NHS to the brink.

“It’s a badge of shame for Ministers that cancelled operations are at their highest level ever. This means more and more patients are forced to wait longer in pain and distress simply because Theresa May has consistently refused to give the NHS the investment needed.

“Patients deserve better than this. Only Labour can offer our NHS and social care service the long-term investment plan it desperately needs.”