NHS: Access to Treatments - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:38 pm on 7th September 2022.

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Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Conservative 3:38 pm, 7th September 2022

My Lords, NHS leaders have warned of a life-threatening situation in which clinically vulnerable people are being admitted to hospital after having their energy supplies cut off. This is obviously horrendous for the patients involved, but also risks putting tremendous pressure on NHS systems, which cannot bear that pressure at the moment. I urge the Minister to advise the incoming Health Secretary to take action to prevent the cost of living crisis becoming a health crisis when we can least afford it.