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Lib Dems: A&E waiting time figures show Tories’ ‘dismal record’ on the NHS

November 14, 2019 9:09 PM
By Cllr Will Forster

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The 95% waiting time target has not been met since July 2015. Only 83.6% of patients arriving at A&E across England were treated or admitted in four hours in October, the worst-ever performance since a target was introduced in 2004.

Lib Dem Candidate for Woking, Will Forster, said:

"It is shameful that patients in Woking are being abandoned, be it waiting for hours for treatment in A&E or for months in pain for routine operations."

"These figures reveal the Conservatives' dismal record on the NHS. For the past four years the Tories have utterly failed to invest properly in our health service, leaving local hospitals underfunded, overstretched and understaffed."

"Their extreme Brexit would make a dismal situation worse by driving away the EU nurses the NHS desperately needs."

"The Lib Dems will stop Brexit and build a brighter future. We will invest an extra £35 billion in our NHS through a penny on Income Tax, and develop a national recruitment strategy to ensure we never again suffer shortages of nurses, doctors and other health professionals."