Boris confronted by angry parent as dad of sick child clashes with PM over ‘waiting times’ at hospital in North London

Boris confronted by angry parent as dad of sick child clashes with PM over ‘waiting times’ at hospital in North London

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BORIS Johnson has been confronted by an angry parent over waiting times as the PM visited a hospital in North London.

The furious dad took Boris to task while his little girl was being treated at the children’s unit at Whipps Cross Hospital.

Boris Johnson is confronted by an angry dad at Whipps Cross Hospital
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BORIS BOTHER

He claimed there had been “years and years and years of the NHS being destroyed”.

The parent said the situation was “not acceptable” and told the Prime Minister: “There are not enough people on this ward, there are not enough doctors, there’s not enough nurses, it’s not well organised enough.

“The NHS has been destroyed … and now you come here for a press opportunity.”

Mr Johnson said “there’s no press here” but the parent gestured to cameras filming the confrontation and said: “What do you mean there’s no press here, who are these people?”

Pictures show the man pointing angrily at the PM as the pair chat in a corridor at the NHS site in Leytonstone.

There are not enough people on this ward, there are not enough doctors, there’s not enough nurses, it’s not well organised enough.


Angry parent

As of march this year, nearly 25,000 hospital patients are waiting more than a year for treatment — a record high.

This figure compares to 5,425 just five years ago.

NHS figures show that 140,000 people needing medical help have been left in the lurch.

The record 24,417 were forced to wait in the 12 months to January this year.
Johnson also used the tour to meet members of staff and patients.

His visit comes after he pledged to plunge £1.8bn into the NHS with 20 hospitals targeted for an upgrade.

The extra cash will provide new beds, cutting-edge equipment, ward improvements and building repairs.


Last month, he said: “I said my job was to make sure we use the funds that are going into the NHS to make sure we reduce the time you wait to see your GP, reduce the time you wait in A&E and that’s why we’re doing it today.

“But I must also stress it is vital that if we’re going to fund our fantastic NHS in the long term that we also have a strong economy and that’s what we’re also working for.”

Boris also added that a “lion’s share” of the funding would be spent on recruiting, retaining and training expert staff.

The dad was angry about hospital waiting times
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Boris met staff and patients at the hospital in North London
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