As we head into winter, A&E departments are facing a crisis because the Prime Minister is taking our NHS backwards.
He came into power promising that the NHS would be safe in his hands but his record shows that he’s broken this promise time and time again. Since 2010 the number of ambulances queuing up outside A&E units has doubled and the number of patients kept waiting on trolleys has also doubled. Compared to last year, A&E waits are up, trolley waits are up, and bed-blocking is up.
Almost 6,000 nurses have been axed and cuts to social care mean that elderly people are being forced to go to A&E, while the Prime Minister has wasted £3 billion on a damaging back-office reorganisation.