In the week that NHS leaders say that A & E is on a “cliff edge” and MPs begin an inquiry into the state of emergency care in England, this is what our Kev has to say in the House of Commons.
Kevin Barron (Rother Valley, Labour)
The Secretary of State attributes the current crisis in A and E in part to a contract that doctors signed back in 2004 and the fact that large parts of the NHS turn off the lights at 5 pm or 6 pm, which they have done for 60 years. Is there anything for which this Government have been responsible in the NHS since 2010?
Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey, Conservative)
Yes, we have been responsible for a huge increase in performance, many more people being operated on, the virtual elimination of mixed-sex wards, MRSA rates being halved, more operations than ever before, more outpatient operations than ever before and more GP appointments than ever before.
Maybe our MP for Rother Valley could tell us what he has done since 2010, 2004 or indeed all his time as our MP that didn’t involve gaining personal wealth at the tax payers expense and what he will do if – god forbid – he and Labour continue in office ?