9 May 2017
The Green Party will today promise to 'end the privatisation experiment' in the NHS and pledge to give the health service a 'cash injection'.
The co-leader of the Green Party, Caroline Lucas, speaking outside of St Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight, which was placed in special measures earlier this year after the CQC rated the trust as Inadequate said:
"A confident and caring country is one where we provide people with the healthcare they need, free at the point of use. That's why my party is today promising an end to the pain of privatisation that has been inflicted on the NHS by Labour, the Lib Dems and the Conservatives. We will give the NHS the funding it needs to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
"The current Government is putting our NHS through a cruel form of shock therapy - leaving the patient weaker and on the verge of collapse.”
"The Green Party will reverse this race to the bottom on health provision and reinstate our health service to make it a world leader. Indeed if you look at the record of all of the other major parties it's clear that only the Green Party can be trusted on protecting the NHS."
The Green Party's NHS spending plans will be paid for through progressive taxation outlined in their manifesto. The funding Gap is estimated to be around £30bn
Throughout this week the Greens will unveil further healthcare plans including specific announcements on mental health and dentistry.
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