Jonathan Ashworth responds to latest NHS performance statistics
Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on the number of people waiting over a year to start their treatment, said:
“This is a staggering increase in people waiting beyond 12 months for treatment.
“It means people suffering longer in pain and distress and is simply unacceptable. Everyone understands the pressures facing the NHS but ministers have a responsibility to bring forward plans to ensure people receive the treatment they need on time.”