Tuesday 7 March 2017 / 4:04 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The latest NHS staff survey demonstrates again the enormous pressures facing people working in our health service – Justin Madders

Justin
Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister
, responding to the NHS Staff
Survey 2016, said:

“The
latest NHS staff survey demonstrates again the enormous pressures facing the
people working in our health service in the face of Theresa May’s neglect and
lack of interest. The Government’s endless underfunding of the NHS and demands
on staff to do more and more with less is taking its toll and stretching
workers to breaking point.

“The
Government urgently need a plan to give our brilliant NHS staff the support
they need at work. It should be a badge of shame for Theresa May that morale in
the NHS is so low. The Prime Minister ought to be using her first Budget to
help NHS workers so that they feel valued in their work and are able to care
for patients to the best of their abilities without the fear of illness or
harassment. The winter crisis would have been so much worse without the
dedication of NHS staff but this survey is a clear warning that they cannot go
on endlessly without more support.”