31 Jul Kamran’s View On The NHS & Social Care
The NHS and social care services are in a state of crisis. The Conservatives have left them chronically under-funded, while need continues to grow and patient care suffers. Social care is facing a funding blackhole of £2 billion this year alone and more than a million older people are missing out on the care that they need.
People are routinely left stranded in hospital after they finish their treatment because the follow up care and support they need is not available. Nearly two-thirds of NHS Trusts ended the last financial year in deficit.
Yet, both Labour and the Conservatives refuse to be honest with the public about the scale of the crisis or the tough decisions which are needed to protect these vital services.
We the Liberal Democrats recognise that Britain’s health and social care services are our most treasured national institutions and we must take bold action to safeguard them.
We are committed to ensuring that the NHS is funded properly and to do so we will charge a penny on the pound (Income Tax) to raise the additional revenue that is so desperately needed by the NHS.