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ref date:21 May 1998 (HEA)
Labour leaves health care in the lurch

After labour made such a big thing about securing good health care for all, and improving the NHS (National Health Service), it now continues the Tory policy of letting patients die as there are no emergency beds to receive them.

Labours Health manifesto lie

The Scottish Royal Colleges of Physicians, warns that the "inexorable rise" in acute admissions is among the a major problem in Scotland.

The number being admitted as medical emergencies rose by 3 per cent each year in the 1980s and by 4 per cent in the 1990s across the UK. In Scotland, there were 210,000 acute medical admissions in 1980-81 and 415,780 in 1996-97.