Thursday 13 February 2020 / 10:05 AM Jonathan Ashworth

New NHS figures show ‘trolley waits’ and 12 hour waits at highest levels on record – Jonathan Ashworth responds

Commenting on the NHS performance statistics for January 2020, which show that the number ‘trolley waits’ rose to to over 100,000 for the first time, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Health Jonathan Ashworth said:

“The NHS remains under considerable strain with over 100,000 people waiting on trolleys and 12 hour waits the highest ever.”

“Years of Tory underfunding, bed cuts and mismanagement have pushed the NHS to the brink.”

“Without funded plans for social care, public health and a credible strategy to recruit the staff needed, patients will continue to languish on trolleys or wait longer in pain and distress for treatment.”