Thursday 7 November 2019 / 12:01 AM Jonathan Ashworth / NHS

We are heading into one of the worst winters ever – Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on BMA predictions that upcoming winter pressures “look set to be the worst winter the NHS has ever endured” said:

“Doctors on the frontline are confirming what patients are telling us every day – the NHS is in crisis under the Tories, and you can’t trust anything they say. Already waiting lists are at 4.4 million and in the last year, shamefully over 600,000 patients languished on trolleys in corridors not able to get a bed after Tory bed cuts of over 15,000. Ministers should apologise to every patient for this coming winter of misery.

“With experts predicting we are heading into one of the worst winters ever, our NHS needs real change. More of the same under the Tories means more patients waiting on trolleys and waiting longer for vital treatment.

“Labour will fully fund the NHS and ensure patients receive the quality care they deserve.”