NHS face a humanitarian crisis

The Red Cross says that the the NHS is facing a humanitarian crisis. They step in where there are no friends or family to help get people recently in hospital to get back on to their feet, Sky news reports. The health service is in crisis, yet the Tories want to cut it further with the Sustainability and Transromation Plans (STP). As one of the co-founders of the Keep Our NHS Public, Dr Jacky Davis says, the STPs, "slash, trash and privatise." The STP for Cornwall has recently been published and Cornwall faces £264 million cuts in expenditure. With Care homes closing, Treliske on black alert because it's run out of beds and mental health patients leaving the county for care, this is unacceptable. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said "this is a national scandal" and the NHS "crisis" was "unprecedented".

Red Cross called in to help desperate NHS

They're more accustomed to working in war zones or after natural disasters but Red Cross relief workers have been helping deal with Britain's struggling health service. The charity warned of a "humanitarian crisis" as NHS staff warned that the emergency care system is "on its knees".

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