Corbyn: Does the Prime Minister really believe that the NHS is better prepared than ever?

Jeremy Corbyn used a heartbreaking and “not uncommon” example of NHS failings to challenge the Prime Minister on its preparedness in today’s PMQs.

With 55,000 cancelled operations joining the four million-strong waiting list the Labour leader told the case of Vicky to drive the message home in the first questions of 2018.

Vicky’s 82 yr old mother spent 13 hours on a trolley in a corridor, on top of the three hours between calling 999 and arriving in hospital.

The first responder was a volunteer from Warwickshire Heart Service, whose day job is in the Army, and kept her mum safe till paramedics arrived.

Her mother then suffered a heart attack.

In Corbyn’s words, “does the Prime Minister really believe that the NHS is better prepared than ever?”


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