Wes Streeting – 2021 Comments on Postponed Operations

The comments made by Wes Streeting, the Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, on 7 December 2021.

It is not good enough for thousands of people in need of operations to have them cancelled, forcing them to wait longer, often in pain and discomfort.

Waiting lists are already at record levels, yet the Government has no plan to address the chronic shortages in GPs, doctors, nurses and social care staff.

Labour priority would be to ensure our health service is properly staffed to bring down waiting lists and deliver the care that people deserve.