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Care for the NHS - Labour demands action

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Cheltenham Labour Party members will be in the town centre this Saturday (January 21st, 11-00 onwards) to highlight the deepening crisis in our NHS and social care services.

Waiting lists are at 3.9 million and A&Es are in crisis. Yet in  the Government’s Autumn Statement on 23 November there wasn’t a penny of extra investment for the NHS or social care.

New figures from the Labour Party’s Health research team show that there are now around 3.9 million people in England on waiting lists for treatment.

Delayed transfers of care are now at their highest level since records began.

In addition, the numbers of patients left stranded on trolleys while they wait for a hospital bed to become available has risen by more than 600% since 2010.

Chair of Cheltenham Labour Party Malcolm Bride says: “There is no doubt this is a crisis created by cuts and persistent underfunding.

“Shamefully, this Government failed to give the NHS and social care a single penny of extra investment in their Autumn Statement.

 “The Tories are letting our NHS and patients down. It’s time they invested properly in our nation’s health. This is why the Labour Party is calling on the Government to take immediate action to protect our National Health Service while there’s still time.”

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