Covid-19: NHS Bed Capacity

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 12th January 2021.

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Photo of Rosena Allin-Khan Rosena Allin-Khan Shadow Minister (Mental Health)

Last night, I finished a shift in a busy east London hospital, sharing difficult news with hopeful families. The resilience of staff on the frontline can never be matched, but across the country morale is on a cliff edge. A decade of cuts to beds, services and staff, combined with pay freezes, has left NHS workers undermined and undervalued. Without our incredible staff, a hospital bed is just that —a bed. So does the Health Minister regret how the Government have made frontline workers feel and can he promise to change that?