We Pledge: 1000 new NHS nurses

NHS PledgeScottish Labour leader, Jim Murphy, announced today that the Scottish Labour Party will deliver an extra 1,000 NHS nurses.

Nicola Sturgeon gave up running the NHS to run the referendum

 

The National Health Service is one of the greatest civilising forces of our time, and one of Labour's proudest achievements.

But, under this government, the NHS has been badly neglected. The leader of Scotland’s doctors said of the NHS: “What I have seen over the past five years is the continuing crisis management of the longest car crash in memory”.

The SNP is failing to meet its A&E and cancer waiting times; the Royal College of Nurses survey revealed that patients were cared for in cupboards, offices and dining areas due to lack of space; and our older people are too often receiving only 15 minute task and go care visits.

The leader of Scotland’s doctors said of the NHS: “What I have seen over the past five years is the continuing crisis management of the longest car crash in memory”.  The SNP is failing to meet its A&E and cancer waiting times; the Royal College of Nurses survey revealed that patients were cared for in cupboards, offices and dining areas due to lack of space; and our older people are too often receiving only 15 minute task and go care visits. - See more at: http://www.scottishlabour.org.uk/blog/entry/yes-campaign-scaremongering-on-nhs-has-to-stop#sthash.LxFSEC2s.dpuf

Labour will use the proceeds of a Mansion Tax, introduced by a UK Labour Government, to pay for 1,000 new nurses in our National Health Service and put end to this car crash in our public services.