The Tories have spent nine years running down the NHS, imposing the biggest funding squeeze in its history.
A&Es are overstretched and overcrowded, increasing numbers of people are waiting too long for operations, and key performance targets are being missed month after month. The effects of underfunding are disastrous.
The Government’s refusal to guarantee key standards lets down the 4.3 million patients on the waiting list, all those who have been forced to wait longer and longer in overcrowded A&Es and the nearly 27,000 patients who waited over 62 days for cancer treatment last year.
Tory cuts have left our NHS struggling with a £6 billion repair, half of which is consider ‘significant’ and ‘high risk.’
In the last 2 years Tory ministers have announced 145 separate schemes promising upgrades, new beds and equipment totalling £2.5 billion but thanks to Matt Hancock’s incompetence less than £100 million has been delivered.
The truth is Tory ministers have cut over £4 billion from NHS investment budgets with continued smash and grab raids.
The result is crumbling hospitals, faulty equipment, substandard mental health facilities and patients’ appointments for diagnosis cancelled.
It’s no wonder the top adviser to Boris Johnson says Tory MPs don’t care about the NHS.
You can’t trust Johnson with the NHS. Our hospitals are crumbling as a result of Tory failure to invest and the bill for hospital repairs currently stands at £6 billion. Labour will invest £10 billion of capital funding to make sure that NHS buildings and IT systems are fit for the modern day.