Thursday 11 March 2021 / 12:03 PM Jonathan Ashworth / NHS

Jonathan Ashworth comments on new figures on the NHS waiting lists

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on new figures on the NHS waiting lists, said:

“These shocking figures show thousands of additional patients are now waiting over a year in pain and distress for treatment and the figure keeps going up.

“Rishi Sunak could have used last week’s budget to give the NHS the funding it needs to bring waiting lists down and address the growing backlog for treatment. Instead, he failed patients by cutting NHS budgets and nurses’ pay.”