Revealed: Damning Tory catalogue of child health failures and cancelled NHS children’s operations
From The London Economic: The Labour Party are set to reveal that over 12,000 surgical procedures on children and young people were cancelled in the previous year alone.
This represents an increase of 35 per cent in three years. These cancelled NHS operations include procedures for broken bones and treatments under anaesthetic.
One in five paediatric trainee positions are currently vacant even though trainees themselves report high levels of enthusiasm for the speciality.
The non-medical child health workforce keeps falling, with 10% of school nurses, 11% of health visitors and 12% of district nurses lost in the past two years.
At the same time, the number of young people presenting at A&E with mental health problems is up 33% over three years.