At the last election, David Cameron promised seven-day NHS services in his manifesto. Five years on, he’s making the same promise again. Not only has he failed to deliver on that promise, he made it harder for people to get a GP appointment from Monday to Friday.
With the NHS in increasing financial distress, David Cameron must set out clearly how it will be paid for. His extreme plans for spending cuts will mean they won’t be able to protect the NHS.
The NHS as we know it can’t survive five more years of the Tories. David Cameron’s plans are simply not credible without the extra staff the NHS needs so it has time to care. Labour will invest £2.5 billion extra each year from a mansion tax to recruit 20,000 more nurses, 8,000 more GPs and guarantee appointments within 48 hours.
No-one will believe a word of the Tory promises on the NHS. They won’t believe them because:
- They promised seven-day NHS services before the last election and have broken their promise.
- They’ve taken the NHS backwards, making it harder to see your GP and creating a crisis in A&E.
- They have now got extreme spending plans to cut more in the next three years than the last five which means they can’t protect the NHS.
The Tories record on the NHS is of broken promises, an A&E crisis, and people waiting to see their GP. They have proved the oldest truth in politics: You can’t trust the Tories on the NHS.