MPs fear that many hospitals are close to breaking point [Image: Frances Roberts/Alamy].

Correct me if I’m wrong, but the Tories have ensured – with their legislation to allow 49 per cent of NHS services to be run privately – that, if you pay for your operations, you’ll still get them.

So now we have a two-tier National Health Service, with people receiving operations on the private side that they wouldn’t get on the publicly-funded side.

Doesn’t this prove that Conservatives simply do not understand, or accept, the premise of a national health service – that all services must be provided, equally, to everybody who needs them?

What happens when somebody dies because they couldn’t pay up?

The number of NHS patients in England who had urgent operations cancelled hit record numbers in November, soaring to almost double the level a year ago, according to government data.

Opposition parties seized on the figures from NHS England as fresh evidence that ministers have failed to address underlying problems, particularly the underfunding of social care.

The number of urgent operations cancelled in November climbed to 446, from 357 in October. In November last year there were 243 such operations cancelled.

NHS England confirmed that the November 2016 figure was the highest since such records began to be kept six years ago.

Source: Number of urgent operations cancelled in England hits record high | Society | The Guardian

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