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A&E doctors warn NHS patients dying in hospital corridors – Vince Cable responds

by Steve Beasant on 11 January, 2018

Patients are dying in hospital corridors because of NHS underfunding, a group of A&E doctors has warned in a letter to Theresa May.

In their unprecedented warning, the doctors told the prime minister that more than 120 patients a day were being managed in corridors in some hospitals, with “some dying prematurely” because staff were so busy.

Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable commented:

“Theresa May must listen to this heart-breaking intervention and end the government’s chronic underfunding of the NHS.

“The NHS needs an urgent cash injection so it can provide more hospital beds.

“The Liberal Democrats have a clear plan to give the NHS and care an extra £6bn of funding by putting a penny on income tax.

“We are also calling for a cross-party convention to find a long-term solution to the growing pressures facing the NHS and social care.”


Patients are dying in hospital corridors this winter because the NHS is so “chronically underfunded” and dangerously short-staffed, doctors who run 68 A&E units have warned Theresa May (link)

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