King’S College Hospital Foundation Trust

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:32 pm on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Labour, Streatham 12:32 pm, 12th December 2017

The “brutal reality”—to use the Minister’s words—is that the staff at King’s, which also serves my constituency, are doing all they can in impossible circumstances. If we are honest about this, we on both sides of the House have perpetuated the fiction for too long—over decades—that we can have Scandinavian levels of public services on American levels of taxation. That is why I ask him to heed the call of Dr Wollaston, and many others across the House, and set up a proper convention to look at what is a sustainable model, not just for King’s but for the whole NHS, so that our constituents can continue to get the services they deserve.