Letter: The NHS needs more money to keep us patient’s safe

Date published: 14 January 2017

Dear Editor,

Along with hundreds of thousands or our fellow citizens I just signed the 38 Degrees petition calling on the Prime Minister to properly fund the NHS.

For years now, our NHS has been starved of cash.

There just isn’t enough money - or enough beds - to care for all of us safely. Last week, several people died, stuck on hospital trolleys.

They were desperately ill, but left waiting for hours in the corridor of their local A&E. There just weren’t enough beds for them.

This is what happens when the government refuses to fund the NHS properly.

If enough of us add our names to a petition today, we can make sure that politicians hear our demand: the NHS needs more money to keep us patients safe.

You can read more and sign the petition at:


Andrew Wastling

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