NEW figures revealing the desperate crisis facing the NHS are to be kept secret until after the general election, it was revealed yesterday.
The latest monthly figures will be published on June 9 — not the scheduled date of June 8, the day that voters head to the polling stations. Prime Minister Theresa May was accused of a “panicked cover-up” of the crisis.
The figures are expected to expose further deterioration in provision of health treatment as the government continues its attacks on the NHS through under-funding and privatisation benefiting the Tories’ pals in the profit-hungry private sector.
Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said the public would “see through Theresa May’s latest dishonest manoeuvre” in delaying publication of the figures.
“Four million people are on waiting lists, 25,000 wait beyond two months for cancer treatment and hospitals have been dangerously overcrowded this winter,” he said.