ref date:14 Jan 2000 (HEA)
Labours NHS handling heavily criticised
Lord Winston (a noted doctor in the field of reproductive medicine) lambasted
Blairs handling of the NHS saying the Labour party had failed to keep its election promised.
He (Winston) said. "It's not
good enough to say we're going to spend £20bn
over 35 years - It's a question of changing
the whole way the package is funded."
"Do we want a health service that is steadily going
to deteriorate and be more and more rationed and
will be inferior in vital areas such as heart disease
and cancer compared to our less well-off
neighbours? That is where we are going at the
moment. If we don't want that, then we pay more tax
or have an insurance system."