INVEST IN OUR NHS
Our NHS is at breaking point. There are 100,000 staff vacancies in NHS England, including a shortage of 43,000 nurses. There are 15,000 fewer hospital beds. Every winter, bed occupancy rates exceed dangerous levels. Patients now wait far too long to see their GP, for an ambulance or for treatment.
Despite the brilliant efforts of overworked and underpaid NHS staff, a decade of Tory health cuts and privatisations have pushed our greatest institution to the brink.
Our hospitals are crumbling, equipment is outdated, IT systems are inadequate and community facilities are neglected.
Warrington is desperately in need of a new hospital. Some of the buildings are over 100 years old and totally unfit for purpose. My mission is to ensure that Warrington receives a new, state-of-the-art hospital facility.
Labour will invest an extra £26 billion into the NHS over the next 5 years. This will go towards training bursaries for nurses, improving mental health services, repairing and rebuilding crumbling hospitals, improving GP surgeries, and reducing record-long waiting times.
Leaving the NHS in the hands of the Tories risks it being sold off to American companies. Make no mistake, Trump wants the NHS on the table in any trade negotiation with the United States, and the Tories have failed to comprehensively rule this out. The NHS is only safe in Labour’s hands.
The Labour Party founded the NHS and is the only party committed to giving it the investment it so desperately needs and protecting it from privatisation, once and for all.
We can’t afford to let our health service continue like this. Only a Labour Government will rebuild our NHS.