Thursday 13 April 2017 / 1:37 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Month after month the Conservatives are missing key targets for cancer, ambulance response times and A&E waiting times – Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan
Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Health,
commenting on the
latest Combined Performance Summary from NHS England, said:

“Yet
again, these shocking figures present stark evidence of the ongoing crisis
facing our NHS. On almost every measurement, this February is the worst
February on record which is a damning indictment of the Tories’ record of
failure on the NHS.

“Month
after month, the Conservatives are missing key targets for cancer, ambulance
response times and A&E waiting times. Hospitals remain overstretched and
understaffed, and morale amongst our hard working staff continues to be
challenged by the unprecedented pressures they regularly face.

“This
Tory Government has failed to get a grip on the situation facing our NHS and
it’s patients and staff who are paying the price. Labour is urging the
Government to take immediate action so that we never face a winter crisis like
this again.”