Andy Burnham MP, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on the Tory announcement on seven-day NHS services
“At the last Election, David Cameron promised seven-day NHS services in his manifesto. Five years on, he’s making the same promise again. Not only has he failed to deliver on that promise, he made it harder for people to get a GP appointment from Monday to Friday. It is typical of the brass neck of a man who thinks he can take the public for mugs.
“With the NHS in increasing financial distress, David Cameron must set out clearly how it will be paid for. His extreme plans for spending cuts will mean they won't be able to protect the NHS.
“The NHS as we know it can’t survive five more years of the Tories. David Cameron’s plans are simply not credible without the extra staff the NHS needs so it has time to care. Labour will invest £2.5 billion extra each year from a mansion tax to recruit 20,000 more nurses, 8,000 more GPs and guarantee appointments within 48 hours.”