Hunt admits his NHS target failures are ‘unacceptable’ : Morning Star

HEALTH Secretary Jeremy Hunt admitted yesterday that the Tories’ repeated failure to hit NHS targets is unacceptable.

Talking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, he acknowledged his party’s negligence over getting A&E patients seen within four hours.

Asked when the NHS last hit the target, he said: “We haven’t hit it for two years — it’s not acceptable.”

As recently as February, only 87.6 per cent of patients were seen within four hours and this figure is still well below the 95 per cent target, Labour Party figures show.

Mr Hunt also admitted that he is not meeting the target for the standard 18-week referral for hospital treatment.

But he would not give a longterm solution, instead electing for waffle about “more doctors, more nurses, more funding.”

Asked about Brexit, Mr Hunt maintained the line: “No deal is better than a bad deal.”

He only said that a “bad deal” would be bad for the NHS, without considering the implications of a no-deal.



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