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NHS Waiting Lists for people in Hastings and Rye hit Record High

The longer the Conservatives are in power, the longer patients will wait.

Helena recently appeared on BBC Politics South East, where she attacked the Tory Government for their inefficiency and lack of action on appalling NHS waiting times. The health service is short of 150,000 staff, with 7.5 million people on NHS waiting lists and the Tories have not had their 18-week treatment target met since 2016.

Helena said, “The fact is that waiting lists were going up way before covid, we now have record waiting lists and the doctors and nurses that have joined the NHS do not go anywhere near to making up the numbers that have left. We have a problem of an overstretched service with simply not enough NHS staff and that’s why we have set out a plan as to how we would fix that crisis in the NHS.”

Labour’s Plan:

· The last Labour government reduced waiting times from 18 months to 18 weeks. The next Labour government will secure the future of our NHS, by providing the staff it needs to treat patients on time.

· We’ll tackle the capacity crisis with training 15,000 more doctors, 10,000 more nurses, 5,000 more health visitors and 8,500 more mental health staff. We’ll also broker a fair pay agreement which will transform the pay and conditions for every carer in the country.

· We will do this by providing a fully costed plan for the biggest NHS training programme in its history. Labour would pay for these reforms by abolishing non-domicile status, which would generate an estimate of £3 billion in tax revenue.

You can read more about Labour’s NHS campaign here


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