Andy Burnham MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to worsening A&E performance figures from NHS England, said:
“It is clear David Cameron is failing to get a grip on the Tory A&E crisis and the pressure in our hospitals.
“People will be worried to see A&E getting worse again despite all the focus on it. The Government’s plans to sort it out are not working and too many patients are still exposed to too much risk.
“David Cameron caused this A&E crisis by taking social care support away from hundreds of thousands of vulnerable older people and making it harder to see a GP too. He should now back Labour’s five-point plan for A&E and match our plans to invest an extra £2.5 billion each year to give the NHS the staff it desperately needs.”