Friday 12 June 2020 / 10:03 AM Jonathan Ashworth

NHS entered covid-19 crisis exposed after years of underfunding – Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, commenting on the National Audit Office’s report into ‘Readying the NHS and adult social care in England for COVID-19’, said:

“The NHS entered the Covid-19 crisis exposed after years of underfunding, bed cuts and with huge staff shortages. We now need a resourced plan to help the NHS meet the growing burden of unmet clinical needs, such as growing waiting lists and delayed treatment.”