Thursday 2 March 2017 / 10:17 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The CQC’s stark warning that our NHS stands on a ‘burning platform’ must be at the forefront of the Chancellor’s priorities ahead of next week’s Budget – Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan
Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Health
, commenting on
the CQC’s State of Hospitals report, said:

“The
CQC’s stark warning that our NHS stands on a ‘burning platform’ must be at the
forefront of the Chancellor’s priorities ahead of next week’s Budget.

“Our
hardworking and stretched NHS staff cannot be expected to pick up the pieces
from this Government’s failure to properly fund our NHS and social care system.

“After
the worst winter crisis in years, in which nine out of ten hospitals were left
dangerously overcrowded, the public expects urgent action to rectify years of
damaging Tory neglect.”