By Lizzie Day • 27 April 2020 • 20:15
‘The NHS is open’ Health Secretary Matt Hancock said tonight.
Speaking at the Downing Street briefing, he said that as the number of hospitalisations from coronavirus begins to fall, “I can announce that starting tomorrow, we will begin the restoration of other NHS services starting with the most urgent like cancer care and mental health support”.
Local need will determine the level of restoration.
“Having written off £13.4 billion of historic NHS debt, I want to ensure the NHS is always there in a way that doesn’t just help us recover from coronavirus as a country, but also puts us in a stronger position for the future.”
He added: “Our message is that the NHS is open. Help us to help you.”
“It is so important that everybody uses the NHS responsibly and the NHS will always be there for you when you need it.
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