Dire NHS performance shows Labour’s plan for huge health service expansion is desperately needed

Wow. The NHS in England is performing worse than ever after nine years of Tory mismanagement.

Figures provided by NHS England itself are the worst since targets were introduced more than a decade ago. None of the three key hospital targets have been met for more than three years, and the target to start cancer treatment within 62 days of an urgent referral is also being missed.

Suddenly NHS Wales – much lambasted by Tory prime ministers – is looking far more efficient, isn’t it?

The figures show:

  • 83.6% of A&E patients were admitted or transferred in four hours – below the 95% target
  • 76.9% of cancer patients started treatment in 62 days in September – below the 85% target
  • 84.8% of patients on the waiting list for hospital treatment waiting under 18 weeks – below the 92% target

Labour announced a £26 billion plan to restore the health service to the high point it had reached in 2010, when the Tories took over and started wrecking it.

Here it is in a nutshell:

A great indication of what needs to be done – and who’s best placed to do it – is in this tweet from Labour candidate Joyce Still, who is herself a nurse:

Bizarrely, Conservative health secretary Matt Hancock has said the figures – that show a disastrous decline under his own stewardship of the health service and that of his forerunners including Andrew Lansley and Jeremy Hunt – indicate that Labour is to blame and must be kept out of government.

Is that so his party can finish the job and ruin our health service forever?

That’s what I get from this train-crash interview by Boris Johnson:

He’s desperate to bring in a fully-privatised, profit-making corporate health system, modelled on the US system that bankrupts more people than it cures.

The message – from the figures and the campaign rhetoric – is clear:

If you want a healthy future, you want to vote Labour.

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  1. Gary November 14, 2019 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    It was only last week when, with the connivance of Nick ‘The Liar’ Robinson on Daily Politics that the Tories were criticising SNP’s Ian Blackford for the ‘poor performance’ of the Scottish NHS. Now, just seven days later with the new figures released, it appears that the Tories have failed dismally and Scotland’s performance is actually the best in the UK, followed (in order) by England (managed by the Tories) Wales (managed by Labour) and NI (managed by the Civil Service in the absence of any politicians) NB in Labour’s defence, they are ‘managing’ the NHS in Wales whilst the Tories set the budget, and set it at the lowest rate for many years.

    It proves, yet again, the old adage that when they attack you for something, it’s THEM that’s doing it worse.

    Hopefully the public are intelligent enough to see through the blatant lies, although it’s made harder when an alleged journalist (Robinson) promotes them, tells lies, and allows his guests free rein when it suits him (ie they’re Tories)

    The BBC aren’t very good at hiring impartial journalists, are they? Robinson ran the Young Tories group at Uni and Scottish reported Sarah Smith couldn’t possibly avoid being biased against the SNP when her late father was John Smith the Labour leader prior to Blair. Would we accept Carol Thatcher as an impartial journalist? No? Then why is this different??

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