A&E waiting time figures show Tories' "dismal record" on NHS

In October 2019 only 66% of people were seen with 4 hours in our local NHS Acute Trust area. 1 in 3 people are not seen within the 4-hour Government set target.

Ade Adeyemo at Solihull Hospital

When you include figures for other centres, such as the Minor Injuries Unit in Solihull, the figure only rises to 79.8%. 

This is well below the target of 95% of patients attending A&E being admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours.

Nationally, the 95% waiting target hasn’t been met since July 2015. Only 83.6% of patients arriving at A&E across England were treated or admitted in four hours in October, the worst-ever performance since a target was introduced in 2004.

Liberal Democrat candidate for Solihull, Ade Adeyemo said:

“It is shameful that patients in Solihull are being abandoned, be it waiting for hours for treatment in A&E or for months in pain for routine operations.

“These figures reveal the Conservatives’ dismal record on the NHS. For the past four years, the Tories have utterly failed to invest properly in our health service, leaving local hospitals underfunded, overstretched and understaffed.

"The figures were released just one day after the Conservative candidate claimed to have ‘improved services’ at Solihull Hospital – a hospital that has lost its A&E, the specialist Bruce Burns Ward, and is clinging on to the Ambulance Service with its fingertips.

“The Conservatives’ extreme Brexit would make a dismal situation worse by driving away the EU nurses the NHS desperately needs – 265 of whom are employed in the University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.”

“The Liberal Democrats will invest an extra £35 billion in our NHS through a penny on income tax and develop a national recruitment strategy to ensure we never again suffer shortages of nurses, doctors and other health professionals.”

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