Thursday 14 November 2019 / 10:36 AM Health / Jonathan Ashworth / NHS

The Conservatives have ushered in the worst NHS crisis on record – Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to NHS statistics published today, said:

“The Conservatives have ushered in the worst NHS crisis on record.

“Under Boris Johnson the NHS is in crisis and we’re heading for a winter of abject misery for patients.

“Our A&Es are overwhelmed, more so than ever. In every community there’s an ever growing queue of people waiting for treatment.

“The Tories spent a decade cutting over 15,000 beds. Now they should apologise to every patient languishing on a trolley and waiting longer for treatment.

“These figures starkly show why patients desperately need Labour’s £40 billion rescue plan.”

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