Jonathan Ashworth – 2021 Comments on NHS Waiting Lists

The comments made by Jonathan Ashworth, the Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on 11 March 2021.

These shocking figures show thousands of additional patients are now waiting over a year in pain and distress for treatment and the figure keeps going up.

Rishi Sunak could have used last week’s budget to give the NHS the funding it needs to bring waiting lists down and address the growing backlog for treatment. Instead, he failed patients by cutting NHS budgets and nurses’ pay.