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NHS waiting lists

  • David Cameron 2012 Tory Party conference speech – politics.co.uk, 10 Oct 2012
  • Cam shame over NHS waiting lists: 60,000 more patients hit by NHS cuts and shake-ups – Daily Mirror, 20 Aug 2012
  • Monthly NHS Hospital and Community Health Service (HCHS) Workforce Statistics in England – NHS, 25 Sep 2012

In his 2012 Tory Party conference speech, David Cameron said:

“I’ll tell you what is down. Waiting lists – down. Mixed wards – down. The number of managers – down. Bureaucratic targets – down. Hospital infections – down. And what’s up? The number of doctors, the number of dentists, the number of midwives, the number of operations carried out in our NHS.”

However, the number of people stuck on NHS waiting lists has grown by more than 2,000 every month since David Cameron became PM. Furthermore, 5,500 nurses have been cut since the General Election, that’s 220 nurses a month – that would explain why there was no mention of them.

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