Thursday, 30 May 2013

A&E CRISIS ON TORIES’ WATCH

Patients and hospitals are paying the price for David Cameron’s mismanagement of the NHS. The unfolding crisis in A&E is a clear and visible symptom of a system under pressure with ambulances queuing up outside A&E, patients waiting on trolleys, and waiting longer in A&E.

Almost 4,500 nursing jobs have been lost since David Cameron entered Downing Street in May 2010 and those losses are putting patients’ lives at risk. Recently released figures show that major A&E units across the North West are seriously struggling under the Tories and have consistently missed their waiting times targets over the last six months.

The Tory-led Government has tried to blame everybody else for this chaos. The NHS needs leadership but instead it has David Cameron who is taking it backwards.