Monday 9 April 2018 / 9:55 PM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

Years of underfunding by the Tories is letting down cancer patients – Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to the Government’s proposals on prostate cancer, said:

“Labour has long been calling for more investment to boost the fight against prostate cancer. But let’s be clear – years of underfunding and abject failure to invest in the frontline doctors and nurses we need means Theresa May is letting down cancer patients.

“This winter hundreds of cancer operations were cancelled despite Tory promises the NHS was better prepared than ever before and thousands of patients are still waiting beyond the target of 62 days for treatment after an urgent GP referral.

“To offer cancer patients the best quality of care we need a fully funded, properly staffed NHS. Only Labour offers the NHS the long term investment patients need.”