The NHS is in crisis yet the Government doesn’t have a plan to ensure hospitals in West London have the resources they need. On Saturday Seema Malhotra MP and Feltham and Heston Labour Party members were gathering signatures in Hounslow for Theresa May to get her to give the NHS the resources it needs.
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Waiting times are on the rise. The number of people on the waiting list in England is now estimated to be around 3.9 million. Delayed transfers of care are at their highest level since records began. And the number of people left stranded on trolleys waiting for beds to become available on overcrowded hospital wards has risen by more than 600 per cent since October 2010.
Meanwhile shocking reports of hospitals accommodating patients in side rooms and corridors have emerged. More than one in 10 patients in England waited more than four hours for a hospital bed after emergency admission. Only one of the UK’s 13 ambulance services is able to meet the target of reaching emergencies within eight minutes.
Seema Malhotra, Labour & Cooperative MP for Feltham and Heston, said “There is no doubt that this is a crisis created by cuts and persistent underfunding of the NHS by the Tories. Shamefully, the Government failed to give the NHS and social care a single penny of extra investment in the Autumn Statement.
The Tories are letting our NHS and patients down. Its time they invested properly in our NHS. That is why the Labour Party is calling on the Government to take immediate action to protect our NHS.”