We must invest to get best care

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Watts The Goss - BY JONATHAN ASHWORTH Shadow Health Sec­re­tary

YET again we see pub­lic funds flow­ing out of the Na­tional Health Ser­vice into poor qual­ity pri­vate health care.

And it is sim­ply be­cause the NHS is strug­gling to cope with years of aus­ter­ity and cut­backs. This is a vi­cious circle – and it’s pa­tients who suf­fer.

We need real in­vest­ment in NHS ser­vices, in­clud­ing mental health ser­vices, so that the NHS is no longer forced to turn to the pri­vate sec­tor like this.

DE­MAND Ashworth

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