Thursday 14 November 2019 / 2:33 PM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

This is staggeringly out of touch – Ashworth responds to Matt Hancock saying that the NHS is performing better than it ever has

Jon Ashworth, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on Matt Hancock saying that “the NHS is performing better than it ever has”, said:

“This is staggeringly out of touch. Matt Hancock is clueless about the levels of pain and misery he and his Tory cuts have caused patients.

“He insists “in many ways the NHS is performing better than it ever has” on the day it’s confirmed the NHS A&E performance is the worst ever. This shows the Tories simply don’t care about our NHS. Yet again it’s been shown out NHS needs Labour’s £40bn cash rescue plan”