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Not one week ago, the Conservatives were attacking a Labour political broadcast for featuring actors – implying it was full of lies.

It wasn’t – this article had the details.

Now we see that matters are worse than the Labour clip stated – because the latest figures hadn’t been released when it was made.

The new figures make it absolutely clear that Conservative stewardship of the National Health Service is an utter, unmitigated disaster.

Here‘s The Independent:

Waits at A&E departments in England have hit their worst levels since records began, official NHS statistics have shown.

Despite pressures from flu and bad weather so far this winter being significantly lower than in 2018, performance against the flagship four hour target in January hit its lowest level since its introduction in 2004.

While more patients than ever are being seen at A&E departments, just 84.4 per cent were seen, admitted or sent home within four hours of arrival – well below the target of 95 per cent.

This is worse than the 84.6 per cent mark set in in March 2018 after the Beast from the East storm – the previous lowest figures on record.

While more than half a million patients were admitted to hospital from A&E last month, more than 80,000 waited over four hours for a bed to be found, and 600 patients had to wait over 12 hours.

Waits were even worse at major emergency departments, the 24-hour units in hospitals known as type one A&Es. Although the national four hour target also considers smaller minor injury units and walk-in centres, at type one units across England just 76.1 per cent of patients were seen within four hours.

There are more figures in the article. Visit it and read them for yourself.

No doubt the Tories will respond by saying they are investing £20 billion in the NHS.

This doesn’t make a dent in the fact that their NHS spending increases have been lower than any previous UK administration.

And, of course, some of that money is supposed to be coming from a mythical “Brexit dividend” – cash coming back to the UK after we leave the European Union. All the evidence suggests Brexit will cost money.

The evidence is incontrovertible: The Conservatives are bad for your health.


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