Thursday 24 January 2019 / 12:57 PM Jonathan Ashworth / NHS

NHS winter weekly data – Ashworth responds

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, responding to the latest NHS winter weekly data, said:

“For 75,000 sick and vulnerable people to be delayed – waiting in ambulances or with paramedics unable to get into hospital – really is an indictment of nine years of mismanagement of the NHS.

“The NHS remains under severe pressure, struggling with chronic staff shortages and wider cuts impacting the frontline.

“Ministers must urgently explain to patients how the NHS will get the staff needed to give patients the care they deserve.”