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NHS FUNDING AND WAITING TIMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1109: tabled on 22 March 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that the NHS in England is experiencing continued pressure on demand and performance with A&E attendances rising by 9.3 per cent over the last six years and that the number of people waiting for elective treatment has risen by 25 per cent in the last two years; is concerned that since 2009-10 the number of people forced to wait longer than four hours in A&E has more than quadrupled, with 1.8 million people waiting longer than four hours in A&E in 2015-16 and over 24,000 patients waited longer than two months to start urgent cancer treatment, and the two-month cancer target has not been met since December 2015; notes that under the last Labour Government between 2000-01 and 2004-05 average annual spending growth on the NHS was 8.8 per cent; further notes that this is higher than at any other time in the history of the NHS; regrets that the NHS is being asked to find £22 billion in savings by 2020; is further concerned that there are proposals for £270 million worth of cuts for the NHS across Coventry and Warwickshire over the next five years; and calls on the Government to ensure that the NHS is adequately funded to ensure that everyone is able to receive the healthcare that they deserve.