Monday 2 September 2019 / 9:54 AM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth responding to Cancer Research report on staff shortages

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on Cancer Research’s report on NHS staff shortages undermining early diagnosis for cancer, said:

“The stress and anxiety a patient facing cancer goes through is immense and these figures are a reminder that years of Tory cutbacks and understaffing has left patients not being seen on time, or waiting longer increasingly worried for test results.

“Early diagnosis leads to better outcomes and so the Government must urgently bring forward a fully funded staffing plan for our NHS.

“Ministers should hang their heads in shame but as Boris Johnson’s top adviser has confirmed, the Tories don’t care about the NHS.”