Theresa May should be ashamed of the NHS crisis Downing Street has created

Yesterday we learnt that January was the worst ever month for patients attending major A&E Departments.

Just 77.1% of patients were seen within 4 hours in Type 1 A&E Departments, significantly below the 95% target.

The Government has consistently failed to meet this target since July 2015- that’s an unprecedented 30 months in a row.

And the NHS top brass have told patients this crucial target won’t be hit until March 2019, breaking Jeremy Hunt’s flagship promise to meet the target this calendar year.

The underfunding of our NHS is now so severe we’re witnessing a winter crisis like never before.

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