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Labour has taken Rishi Sunak’s authorities to activity in a brand new social media marketing campaign specializing in the NHS, ready lists and most cancers therapy being at “breaking point” below the Conservatives.

The video posted on X on Saturday exhibits scenes from a crowded hospital as sufferers wait to be seen, whereas textual content seems with stats of ready lists for the NHS below Rishi Sunak’s authorities.

A member of workers then says: “We’re at breaking point. It can’t carry on.

“The queues at the corridor and the situation that the patients are in and the department’s in, it’s unsafe.”

Text within the video then reads: “Under the Conservatives, our NHS is at breaking point. And if they are given five more years in power, waiting lists are predicted to hit 10 million.”

It comes as each Labour and the Lib Dems have set out their pledges to chop most cancers ready occasions if both or each are in a position to type a authorities after the General Election on 4 July.

Labour shadow well being secretary Wes Streeting, who just lately acquired therapy for kidney most cancers, mentioned, “thousands of patients have waited too long for tests, scans and treatment”.

The Conservatives’ Health Secretary Victoria Atkins acknowledged there’s “more to do” to enhance most cancers detection charges.

Labour has claimed 700,000 most cancers sufferers will wait too lengthy for therapy if the Conservatives are given one other 5 years” in authorities.

The get together mentioned its plan to “catch cancer” concerned delivering an additional 40,000 appointments, assessments and scans every week at evenings and weekends, doubling the variety of CT and MRI scanners, with new AI-enabled scanners, and the most important enlargement of NHS workers in historical past.

Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer and shadow health secretary, Wes Streeting met patients and staff at Bassetlaw Hospital in Nottinghamshire this week
Labour Party chief Sir Keir Starmer and shadow well being secretary, Wes Streeting met sufferers and workers at Bassetlaw Hospital in Nottinghamshire this week (PA Wire)

The shadow well being secretary mentioned: “Having gone through treatment for kidney cancer, I know that the earlier cancer is caught, the better chance of survival.

“Since the Conservatives took office in 2010, hundreds of thousands of patients have waited too long for tests, scans and treatment.

“If the Conservatives are given another five years, nothing will change, the crisis in cancer care will continue and hundreds of thousands more cancer patients will wait too long.

“Labour’s fully-funded and fully-costed plan will catch cancer on time, diagnosing earlier and treating it faster to save lives. We will also prevent cancer in the first place, passing a progressive ban on tobacco so young people today are even less likely to smoke than they are to vote Tory.”

Ms Atkins mentioned most cancers detection charges “continue to improve” and added: “We know there is more to do which is why we have recruited record numbers of doctors and nurses and will deliver 92,000 more nurses and 28,000 more doctors through our long-term NHS workforce plan and opened 160 community diagnostic centres and will deliver 50 more, delivering millions for scans, tests and checks every year to speed up results and start treatment more quickly.

“Only Rishi Sunak and the Conservatives have a clear plan and will take the bold action needed to improve cancer detection rates and save lives, building a brighter future for them and their families.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-nhs-waiting-times-cancer-b2563335.html