Friday 1 November 2019 / 12:36 PM Jonathan Ashworth / NHS

Breast cancer waiting times are at their worst since records began – Jonathan Ashworth responds

New analysis reveals breast cancer waiting times are at their worst since records began

Responding to analysis by the Health Service Journal, Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, said:  

“Record long waiting times for breast cancer care is just one more piece of heart breaking evidence that you can’t trust Boris Johnson and his Tories with the NHS.

“A decade of cuts and privatisation to our NHS has left our country’s most precious institutions struggling to treat cancer patients safely.

“Labour created the NHS and will make sure it has the money, doctors. nurses and staff it needs.”

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Source: Health Service Journal, https://www.hsj.co.uk/quality-and-performance/pensions-crisis-and-staff-shortages-trigger-record-low-cancer-performance/7026270.article