Labour: An NHS equal to the challenges of the 21st Century

Labour released a press statement on the party’s announcements on the NHS today.

Responding, David Cameron said the following to Good Morning Britain earlier this morning:

Speaking from 10 Downing Street, Cameron spoke to Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard about the NHS crisis: “What we are doing is putting in 700 million pounds more this winter and you’re absolutely right, we need to make sure that hospitals meet their A&E targets and the figures over the past week have improved… but I want us to do even better. The truth is you can only have a strong NHS if you have a strong economy and because of our strong economy we have pledged that we’ll protect the NHS and the spending will be increased in the next Parliament just as it was increased in this Parliament.”

And on Labour leader Ed Miliband’s comments on the crisis in hospitals, Cameron said: “I’ve heard what Ed Miliband has to say but of course in Wales where Labour are running the NHS, they cut the NHS and as a result waiting lists are longer, the problems at A&E are worse, they don’t have a cancer drugs fund that we have in England so I think you need to look at Labour’s record rather than their rhetoric… I’m satisfied that we are putting the money into the NHS, yes we need to do better on A&E.”

Published on 27. January 2015 in News UK