Labour front-bencher takes on Tories and shows why staff, patients and public so angry
Labour front-bencher Jon Trickett gave television viewers this morning a harrowing account of the consequences of constant Tory under-investment in and privatisation of our NHS.
Trickett told of a constituent whose husband had to wait five hours this week – while unconscious – to be seen by doctors, who then said they didn’t have capacity to treat him. The Labour man explained the massive cuts in beds, facilities and funding that have hobbled the NHS – and asked viewers ‘what kind of country is it?’ in which the Tories are able to treat the ‘best of Britain’ in this way:
As leading GP Kailash Chand wrote earlier this week, the only thing keeping the NHS from complete collapse under the Tories is a herculean effort by its hard-pressed, underpaid staff.
Staff who, along with patients, were so angry yesterday when Johnson staged a ‘PR stunt’ at their hospital, that they booed him out of the building – a reality completely ignored by the BBC, Sky and ITV in their reporting.
For those who value our NHS and believe free healthcare is a human right, there can only be one choice at the ballot box in December – because there is only one party in the running for government who can and will protect it.
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