Friday 20 January 2017 / 1:16 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Theresa May’s NHS crisis is getting worse by the week – Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan
Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, 
responding to the
latest Winter Situation Report Data, said:

“Theresa May’s NHS crisis
is getting worse by the week. Twenty-seven hospital trusts have warned they are
unable to deliver comprehensive care and on average fifty hospitals are calling
in extra support every single day.

“The Prime Minister can’t
keep dismissing this as a ‘small number of incidents’. Her response has been
derisory and she needs to set out what action she is going to take to make sure
patients can access the services they need.

“Labour is calling for
urgent investment in social care and a commitment to put the NHS on a long term
sustainable footing in the March Budget to avoid a Winter like this again.
Quite simply the Government’s policy of underfunding and mismanaging the NHS
has left hospitals on the brink.”