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Burnham For Mayor

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Figures show a worrying slump in A&E performance

The figures show a worrying slump in A&E performance that should set alarm bells ringing in 10 Downing Street.

Experts warned the Government about the A&E crisis but they refused to listen. Just weeks after Ministers said ‘the crisis is behind us’, patients have experienced the worst week in A&E so far this winter.

David Cameron’s fingerprints are all over this crisis. He wasted billions on an unnecessary reorganisation and threw the NHS into chaos. He’s made it harder to get a GP appointment, closed a quarter of NHS Walk-in Centres and made deep cuts to social care support - all the ingredients for the current pressures on A&E.

“The A&E crisis is yet more proof that the NHS is not safe in David Cameron’s hands.