NHS is ‘unsafe’ in hands of Conservatives

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis says Conservatives have starved NHS of cash

Commenting today (Monday) on data published by Labour revealing huge increase in cancelled operations, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“These figures prove the Conservatives don’t care about the NHS. They’ve starved our cherished institution of cash, undermined its very foundations and plunged it into crisis.

“Even health bosses say they can’t go on like this, robbed of resources and with employees under intense pressure. It’s heartbreaking for staff to have to tell patients they won’t get the hip replacement or eye operation they desperately need.

“Government policies like scrapping student nursing bursaries have been a disaster. The NHS is clearly unsafe in their hands.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in both the public and private sectors.

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Sophie Goodchild T: 0207 121 5555 M: 07767 325595 E: s.goodchild@unison.co.uk
Anthony Barnes T: 0207 121 5255 M: 07834 864794 E: a.barnes@unison.co.uk