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Miliband attempts to ‘weaponise’ NHS reveals Labour’s double standards



Elin Jones warns about using the NHS as a political football

Labour’s double standards on NHS targets have been exposed by the Labour leader’s attempts to ‘weaponise’ the NHS.

It was revealed at the weekend that the Labour party leader had briefed BBC bosses that he intended to use the UK government’s record on the NHS as a political weapon to use against the Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, the Labour-run NHS in Wales is close to crisis point.

The Party of Wales Shadow Health Minister Elin Jones said:

“The Labour party’s double standards on the NHS have been exposed by the leader’s comments. Using the NHS as a political football shows complete disregard for his own party’s record with the Welsh NHS, where waiting times are soaring, and services are being pushed to breaking point.

“The Labour party has revealed that its underhand tactics are to avoid scrutiny of its own record in Wales, and divert attention away.

“Plaid Cymru has plans to strengthen Wales’ NHS. We will recruit a thousand extra doctors and adopt national workforce planning so that the service is robust and able to deal with peaks in demand.

“Plaid Cymru rejects the privatisation of the NHS. Instead we want to focus on streamlining the service by bringing together Health and Social Care Services.

“The Labour leader’s comments reveal the party’s total disregard for Welsh patients, preferring to play underhand politics rather than face scrutiny.”