IFS analysis on NHS waiting lists shows "lasting damage" done by Conservatives

28 Feb 2024

Embargoed until 00.01 Thursday 29th February

Responding to analysis by the IFS showing NHS waiting lists are highly unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels within the next Parliament, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Sarah Olney MP said:

“This damning analysis reveals the lasting damage done to the NHS by years of neglect under this Conservative government.

“Rishi Sunak’s failure to meet his pledge to bring waiting lists down has left millions of people in limbo, waiting in pain for the treatment they need.

“Conservative ministers need to take responsibility for fixing this mess, starting by cancelling their disastrously short-sighted real-terms cuts to NHS spending. We cannot get the economy firing on all cylinders again without helping people off NHS waiting lists and back into work.”






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