Thursday 10 January 2019 / 12:58 PM Health / Jonathan Ashworth / NHS

Jonathan Ashworth responds to NHS performance statistics

Johnathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, responding to today’s NHS performance statistics, said:

“More than half a million people waiting longer than 18 weeks for treatment is a shocking indictment of nine years of Tory cuts, failure to recruit staff and a botched NHS reorganisation. Patients are waiting longer in pain and distress, with a real risk that their health could deteriorate further.

“These staggeringly bad performance figures show how shamefully irresponsible it is of Theresa May to refuse to restore NHS constitutional standards – standards that were met under a Labour government. Patients deserve better.”