Jon Ashworth’s Labour Conference speech

“The nation left shocked by a little boy with suspected meningitis waiting 5 hours in an A&E without a bed, forced to lie on two plastic chairs.

Some called it a humanitarian crisis. Let’s call it what is really is – a Tory manufactured crisis.”

Jon Ashworth, Shadow Health Secretary speaking today at Labour Party Conference. Watch his speech below.

We are calling on the Tories to immediately bring forward the winter bailout fund of £500M. If Theresa May oversees a collapse on the same scale as last year, 10,000 people will be waiting more than 4 hours for A&E every day, with hundreds of operations cancelled and waiting lists growing.

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