Thursday 15 July 2021 / 11:02 AM Jonathan Ashworth

Labour comments on the news that alcoholic liver deaths increased by 21% during year of the pandemic

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on the news that alcoholic liver deaths increased by 21% during year of the pandemic, said:

 

“This is yet another tragic reminder of the devastating toll of alcohol addiction.

“Addiction services have seen budgets slashed under the Tories leaving those needing specialist help abandoned.

“Sajid Javid’s top down NHS reorganisation that he is now pursuing will sideline public health services and undermine attempts to tackle the addiction crisis, doing nothing to give people who need help with addiction the support they need.”

 

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