Our national health service is in crisis. But the Budget this week said nothing about the NHS.
Instead, the Tories confirmed plans for extreme spending cuts in the three years after the election which will put our NHS at risk
The NHS as we know it won’t survive five more years of David Cameron
The Tories plan is failing the NHS: more patients are waiting longer and it’s harder to get the care you need: there is a crisis in A&E, waiting lists for treatment are growing, it’s getting harder to see a family doctor and more than half of nurses say their ward is dangerously understaffed.
The Tory plan is failing older people too. Cuts to elderly care are making it harder for to get the care at home that many need, meaning more people end up in A&E.
Labour has a better plan, to invest in and improve the NHS so that it has time to care for you and your family.
Our £2.5 billion Time to Care Fund will recruit 20,000 more nurses, 8,000 more GPs, 5,000 new home care workers and 3,000 more midwives, funded by a mansion tax on properties worth over £2 million, cracking down on tax avoidance and a levy on tobacco companies.
This week’s budget confirmed something I already knew. You can’t trust the Tories with the NHS.