NHS Winter Crisis

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:42 pm on 10th January 2018.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 1:42 pm, 10th January 2018

It absolutely does, and no one campaigns more vigorously for his local trust than my hon. Friend. Just before Christmas, I visited his trust’s Gloucester site and met the management and staff. The situation there is extraordinarily impressive and a great inspiration to many parts of the NHS.

I finish on the issue of funding. The shadow Health Secretary has been using very strong language, but he has conveniently overlooked the fact that in the past four years, real-terms funding for the NHS has increased by £9.3 billion, which is £5.5 billion more than his party promised in 2015.