Steve Beasant

Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Great Grimsby and Councillor for the East Marsh Learn more

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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 […]

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Just 77.3% of patients were seen within 4 hours at regular A&E departments in December 2017, the lowest level since records began, NHS statistics today have revealed. The Liberal Democrats warned the government would be left “with blood in its hands” unless it acted to address record pressures facing the NHS. Separate winter pressure figures showed […]

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NHS Providers, the body which represents hospitals, has written to Jeremy Hunt calling on him to urgently set out plans to increase long-term funding for the health service. It comes after the Health Secretary admitted the NHS will need significantly more funding in the coming years. Liberal Democrat former Health Minister Norman Lamb commented: “The […]

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Commenting on Jeremy Hunt being named Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Liberal Democrat former Care Minister Norman Lamb said: “The Department for Health was already responsible for social care policy. “So what does this new title actually mean? Unless the Government is proposing a radical change to social care funding, it looks […]

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We need to make sure the NHS is on a firm and sustainable footing for the future. The last few weeks events show that it is not. The following article was written by Norman Lamb and published today on the Liberal Democrat Website. Today, Lord Saatchi backed called for a Royal Commission on the NHS. […]

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NHS figures show winter crisis is worsening

by Steve Beasant on 5 January, 2018

The latest figures show that the NHS’s winter crisis is worsening very fast. The following article was written by the Leader of the Lib Dems Vince Cable and published yesterday on the Lib Dem Website. The NHS crisis is worsening. The latest figures show that hospitals are facing the highest pressures so far this winter. […]

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Patients will die and families will suffer because of the impossible pressure the NHS is being put under. But there is a better way. Jeremy Hunt’s apology will be little comfort to the tens of thousands of people across the country seeing their operations delayed. There is no doubt that patients will die and families […]

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Commenting on reports that NHS patients are facing delays for operations, Baroness Judith Jolly, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson, said: “The Conservatives have run the NHS into the ground so much that it can no longer deal with the pressures of an average winter. “The NHS needs a commitment of money, resources and staffing but this […]

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NHS figures have shown that nearly 59,000 patients suffered ambulance waits of at least 30 minutes before being admitted to A&E from the end of November until Christmas Eve. Nearly 11,200 waited more than an hour. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens warned that the health service in England needed at least £4bn more in […]

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The Liberal Democrats have warned the NHS is facing a “Christmas  crisis,” after figures today showed hospitals are facing chronic bed shortages while thousands of patients are being left for an hour or more in ambulances outside A&E. The winter pressure figures for the 11th to 17th December show: 3,424 patients spent an hour or more in […]

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