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.
Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable commented:
“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.”