NHS backlog: Health services ran into the ground by the Conservatives

Responding to new statistics that show the number of people in England waiting to start routine NHS hospital treatment has grown to a record high of 6.4 million and that A&E waiting times are the worst on record, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Daisy Cooper MP said: “Blaming this backlog solely on the pandemic is an excuse that just won’t wash. The Conservatives’ have been running health services into the ground for years.

Daisy Cooper MP

“After years of neglect, health services have been plunged into crisis, with cancer patients waiting months for treatment and families facing deadly delays for an ambulance in an emergency.

“Years of driving the NHS into the ground and taking it for granted is putting patients lives at risk.

It’s high time the Government hatch a serious plan to turn this chronic decline around, or else more pain and misery will be coming down the track for people up and down the country who deserve better.”

Published and promoted by Oldham Liberal Democrats, Booth House, Featherstall Road South, Oldham OL9 7TU. If you enter your details on this website, the Liberal Democrats, locally and nationally, may use information in it, including your political views, to further our objectives, share it with our elected representatives and/or contact you in future using any of the means provided. Some contacts may be automated. You may opt out of some or all contacts or exercise your other legal rights by contacting us. Further details are in our Privacy Policy at www.libdems.org.uk/privacy