Monday 1 February 2021 / 9:44 AM Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth responds to children’s operations being cancelled due to Covid pressures

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to news that children’s operations have been cancelled due to pressures from Covid, said:

“Reports that urgent children’s operations have been cancelled is deeply alarming; it puts children’s health at risk and reveals the intensity of pressure on the NHS in this wave.

“Years of cutbacks, understaffing and underfunding left our NHS vulnerable heading into this pandemic and now swathes of vital non-Covid care are cancelled.

“Children must not become the forgotten victims of this crisis. Child health and well-being must always be a priority.”