Tuesday 7 December 2021 / 12:01 AM Health / Wes Streeting

Wes Streeting comments on figures showing over 13,000 planned NHS operations have been cancelled in past two months

Wes Streeting MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on figures from the Royal College of Surgeons showing over 13,000 planned NHS operations have been cancelled in past two months, said:

“It is not good enough for thousands of people in need of operations to have them cancelled, forcing them to wait longer, often in pain and discomfort.

“Waiting lists are already at record levels, yet the Government has no plan to address the chronic shortages in GPs, doctors, nurses and social care staff.

“Labour priority would be to ensure our health service is properly staffed to bring down waiting lists and deliver the care that people deserve.”