Responding to reports that Pinderfields A&E is receiving record numbers of patients, said:
“Despite the tireless work of doctors and nurses Pinderfields A&E is under huge pressure. More and more people are turning up at A&E because they can’t see a GP. On the doorstep people tell me that when they want an appointment they are left ringing the surgery early in the morning, only to be told nothing is available for days. Locally the Tory-led Government are slashing £3.8 million from GP budgets, which could shut small practices and plunge A&E into crisis.
“Labour will rescue the NHS with a £2.5 billion a year Time to Care fund – on top of Tory spending plans – to fund new staff, including 20,000 more nurses and guarantee a GP appointment within 48 hours.”