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East of England Liberal Democrats

A&E doctors warn NHS patients dying in hospital corridors

January 12, 2018 8:00 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Surgeons operating in theatre.

Patients are dying in hospital corridors because of NHS underfunding, a group of A&E doctors has warned in a letter to Theresa May.

In their unprecedented warning, the doctors told the prime minister that more than 120 patients a day were being managed in corridors in some hospitals, with "some dying prematurely" because staff were so busy.

More than 120 patients a day were being managed in corridors in some hospitals.

Theresa May must listen to this heart-breaking intervention and end the government's chronic underfunding of the NHS.

The NHS needs an urgent cash injection so it can provide more hospital beds.

The Liberal Democrats have a clear plan to give the NHS and care an extra £6bn of funding by putting a penny on income tax.

We are also calling for a cross-party convention to find a long-term solution to the growing pressures facing the NHS and social care.