If you were wondering what the Green relationship with the NHS looks like, this will give you a fair idea.
Last year, the eminent obstetrician Wendy Savage, spoke at a "Stroud
Against The Cuts" meeting in support of "Keep Our NHS Public".
At the 'Brighton People's Assembly Undercover' event on Sept 6th, she
said this about the Green Party in her speech: "The only party supporting
the NHS is the Green Party and they have the best health policy."
101 out of 166 hospital trusts which responded to a BBC 5 live Freedom of
Information request had 1,260 vacant A&E posts, leaving them understaffed
on average by nearly 10%.
Jennie Fecitt, lead nurse of campaign group Patients First, and an A&E
nurse for 25 years, said this level of vacancies would have a
"significant impact" on the safety and wellbeing of patients.
As with so many cuts, Labour make no commitment to reversing those
imposed on the Health Service.
Health and the NHS - Green Party Policy Summary
The Green Party believes that compassion and illness prevention must
underpin our healthcare system. Through supporting healthier eating,
exercise and access to nature and by reducing pollution and social
inequalities, a Green government will support mental wellbeing while
minimising healthcare needs and costs. We will maintain a publicly
funded, publicly provided and decentralised health service, while
abolishing prescription charges and reintroducing free eye tests and NHS
dental treatment for all. We will implement the Scottish system of free
social care for elderly people.'