National Health Service

Part of Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 1:33 pm on 21st January 2015.

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Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham Shadow Secretary of State for Health 1:33 pm, 21st January 2015

In a moment. I said that I had given way for the last time, but I will do so once more for the hon. Lady.

Record numbers of very frail, elderly people are arriving at A and E due to a lack of support in their own homes. Between 2009-10 and 2012-13, there was a 48.1% increase in the number of people aged over 90 being admitted to A and E via blue-light ambulance—in other words, 100,000 very frail, very frightened people in the backs of ambulances going round our towns and cities to be dropped off at a busy A and E. That is what is happening on this Government’s watch.