VIDEO – Junior doctor labels Hunt a ‘liar’ over strike danger fears

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor

During Question Time an unnamed doctor branded Jeremy Hunt a “lair” over his claims that the upcoming strike will cause serious harm to patients. The doctor personally said he would ensure people would be safe in his hospital during the industrial action.

He also added that the claims by a Conservative peer, Lord Julian Fellowes that there are 11k more deaths over the weekend, is wrong.

The angry junior doctor said: “The stats are wrong. 11,000 people do not die at the weekend. The stats cover Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. They do not die at the weekend.

“If junior doctor staffing at the weekend was a problem, they would be dying at the weekend. They do not. The highest death rate in hospitals is on a Wednesday.

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