Thursday 1 March 2018 / 3:29 PM Health

ONS report shows growing health inequalities between rich and poor – Sharon Hodgson

Sharon Hodgson MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Public Health, responding to today’s ONS report showing growing health inequalities between rich and poor, said:

“The growing gulf of health inequalities between rich and poor exposes the terrible effects of the policies pursued by this Government.

“It’s just astonishing that this decade has seen a slowdown in improvements in life expectancy – an appalling consequence of this Government’s failure to improve the chances of the worst-off – as years of underfunding in health and social care take their toll.

“The next Labour Government will ensure our health and care system is properly funded so all children are given the best possible start in life, and older people are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.”