Creating an NHS with the time to care
Families in Hemel have welcomed Labour’s commitment to invest in 8,000 more GPs, 20,000 more nurses, 3,000 more midwives and 5,000 more home-care workers - funded by clamping down on tax avoidance schemes that allow hedge funds and big companies to avoid paying taxes, by raising the tax on properties worth more than £2million, and by raising tax on tobacco company profits.
David Cameron’s re-organisation of the NHS has left healthcare in chaos. In the last 12 months over a million people have waited more than four hours in A&E, and 60 per cent of patients say they wait more than two days for a GP appointment. Experts are warning that hospitals are understaffed and that the NHS deficit will continue to grow unless there is substantial investment. That is an investment that only a Labour government can be trusted to make.