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NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Can you confirm that the effect of the Government refusing to defend their position in the Lobby this afternoon is that the motion that stands in the name of the Leader of the Opposition has been endorsed by the whole House and that we should therefore expect the Secretary of State to come to the House before the end of the month to make an oral...

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: I beg to move, That this House expresses concern at the effect on patient care of the closure of 14,000 hospital beds since 2010; records its alarm at there being vacancies for 100,000 posts across the NHS; regrets the decision of the Government to reduce social care funding since 2010; notes that hospital trusts have been compelled by NHS England to delay elective operations because of the...

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: My hon. Friend speaks eloquently about the pressures on her local hospital. She will also be aware of how foolhardy it would have been to close the Eastham walk-in centre on the Wirral, as was proposed because there were not enough staff at Arrowe Park Hospital. Fortunately, because of her campaigns and those of my hon. Friends the Members for Wirral South (Alison McGovern) and for Wirral...

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for raising this issue. She has been a passionate defender of King’s, speaking out in this House on numerous occasions. Before Christmas, we saw the resignation of Lord Kerslake as the chair of King’s, when he spoke out about the real pressures facing our NHS, which were dismissed at the Dispatch Box by the then Minister when we had a debate in this...

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: The right hon. Lady is a former Health Minister, so she will know that in her local hospital trust 771 patients have waited longer than four hours on trolleys, unable to get a bed. She talks about the winter money. We were calling for winter emergency money back at the general election, and we repeated those calls in September. That money did not come through until the November Budget, and...

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: The right hon. Lady will know that we have had eight years of sustained underfunding of our national health service because of decisions by this Government, of which she was a member until very recently.

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: My hon. Friend, who is an excellent member of the Health Committee, speaks with great eloquence, pointing out the hubristic response of Tory Members in saying that this was not predictable or preventable. This winter crisis was entirely predictable and entirely preventable.

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: Absolutely. I have absolute praise for the staff at King’s Mill—it is where my first daughter was born, in fact. The way in which patients have had to wait for ambulances outside King’s Mill is entirely unacceptable, and this Government need to do something about it.

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: Let me make a little progress, if I may. I will try to take as many interventions as possible, but this is only a half-day debate and I know that many people want to speak. We have heard the stories of ambulances backed up outside hospitals. Ambulances have been diverted from gridlocked A&E departments 150 times. Our hospitals are overcrowded and our bed occupancy levels are running at...

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: Given that this is about Stoke, I will give way.

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: My hon. Friend makes a moving contribution to the debate. Those people in Stoke whose relatives have been waiting so long on corridors will see the Prime Minister saying, “Nothing is perfect”, but the truth is that we do not want perfection—we just want a bit of dignity and humanity in our health service.

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: I give way to my hon. Friend, who has been working in her constituency over Christmas.

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: My hon. Friend makes a powerful, and indeed raw, contribution to our proceedings, because she was working over the Christmas holiday on the frontline in Lincoln. I pay tribute to her and all her colleagues there. I hope that the Secretary of State reflects on her contribution and responds to it in his remarks.

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: I do welcome examples of good practice, but I share the hon. Lady’s frustration, which she has put up on her website, about the money taking so long to reach the frontline: “while the money has been approved, the current frustration is the time it is taking for the Trust to gain access to the money.” I agree with her: this money should have been announced sooner for our...

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: If I may, I will make a little progress. I have been generous, but I will try to take as many other interventions as possible. We have heard about Stoke, but what about the story of 87-year-old Yvonne Beer, who suffers from dementia? She was at Worcestershire Royal when, forced to wait 10 hours in hospital to see a doctor, she had to be tied into a wheelchair with a scarf after her bed was...

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: Absolutely. Bed occupancy rates at such a level are unsafe. I know the Secretary of State is committed to patient safety—he has made it one of his signature issues—yet he is presiding over a health service in which bed occupancy in acute hospitals is routinely well over 85%. We have heard about the pressures in South Yorkshire, but what about the pressures in West Yorkshire? Of...

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: I will give way to the local MP, and I will then try to make some progress.

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: Beds in broom cupboards—the Tory NHS: isn’t it a disgrace?

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: I will make a little bit of progress.

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Jon Ashworth: I give way to the former Minister.


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