Thursday 21 December 2017 / 5:34 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Cancelled operations will pile more misery on patients this winter – Ashworth

Jonathan
Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary,
responding to
the news that Trusts will be allowed to cancel non-urgent elective operations
until mid-January, said:

“Theresa
May’s claims that she has suitably prepared our NHS for the winter season are
looking increasingly doubtful. Despite the best efforts of our overstretched
staff, numerous Trusts are already running at full capacity with no spare beds
at all.

“Cancelled
operations will pile more misery on patients this winter. It’s time Tory
ministers got a grip.”