Sunday 29 September 2019 / 11:38 AM Jonathan Ashworth / NHS

Johnson’s hospital announcement unravels

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to the unravelling of the government’s hospitals announcement, said:

“Yet again a Boris Johnson health announcement has quickly unravelled as spin. This isn’t 40 new hospitals, it is just reconfiguring six.

“New investment is desperately needed and of course we welcome any genuine new money, but patients and demoralised NHS staff are fed up of being taken for fools like this.

“Is it really too much to ask Boris Johnson to simply tell the truth for a change?”