Steve Beasant

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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.”

Notes

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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