The EDP says... are you listening Mrs May and Mr Hunt?

Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions. Photo: PA Wire

Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions. Photo: PA Wire - Credit: PA

This cannot happen again.

That is the message from this newspaper today as yet another story of an unacceptable wait for an ambulance is revealed.

It should not be the case that an 85-year-old man who has broken his hip has to lay on a freezing cold floor for hours before he is seen to.

Roy Brittain was forced to strap hot water bottles to his legs to keep warm, and wondered whether he was going to make it through.

But Mr Brittain is just the latest patient let down in the last few weeks.

And today we ask Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt if they are listening, as this cannot happen again.

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There has been intense pressure on our health service for a number of weeks - with those on the frontline saying this is the worst state they have seen our NHS in.

Of course, as always, their work is so valued and the delays and pressure are not down to them.

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Instead, blame should be placed at the feet of the government, who are ultimately responsible for making sure the service has enough money to function.

At the moment, it does not appear that it does.

One of the region's MPs yesterday raised concerns with the prime minister, as did Jeremy Corbyn.

Now we can only hope Theresa May - and Jeremy Hunt sitting nearby - will listen to concerns and act accordingly.

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