A&E waiting times show NHS ‘on its knees’, says UNISON

New government must deliver on health service promises

Commenting on NHS England figures published today (Friday) showing A&E waiting times are the worst on record, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:

“We can’t go on like this with patients suffering. The NHS is on its knees and a lack of proper funding is to blame.

“Staff are working under intolerable pressure with resources cut to the bone. The new government must deliver on its promise to make the health service its top priority.”

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.

Media contacts:
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