‘Winter bailout fund’: Labour calls for £500m emergency injection for NHS

Jonathan Ashworth to make call at conference as analysis suggests 10,000 people a day will wait four-plus hours at A&E this winter

Labour will call for the government to commit a £500m “winter bailout fund” for the NHS over the coming months, citing party analysis suggesting 10,000 people a day will wait at least four hours for A&E treatment this winter.

Jonathan Ashworth, the shadow health secretary, will announce at the Labour party conference in Brighton that NHS patients suffered their worst winter on record in Theresa May’s first year as prime minister.

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