Thursday 11 February 2021 / 3:26 PM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth responds to latest NHS performance statistics

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, responding to the latest NHS performance statistics, said:

“The NHS is in clearly in crisis again with the worst A&E waits on record and almost a quarter of a million people waiting over a year for their treatment, while the NHS continues to battle a deadly global pandemic. Patients are left waiting longer for treatment, risking permanent disability and suffering.

“Boris Johnson needs to explain how his reorganisation in the midst of a pandemic will bring waiting times down, improve cancer survival rates and provide the mental health care people so desperately need.”