By Annie Dabb •
Updated: 20 Aug 2022 • 8:06
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The NHS has long been underfunded and understaffed and has been going through its most severe financial crisis since 2010 when the conversations came to power after 13 years of a labour government.
Although during 2018 and 2019 the National Health Service was given cash boosts, budgets for this vital healthcare service rose by only 1.4% on average between 2009 and 2019. NHS funding is expected to increase by only 3.8% to £162,6 billion over the next three years.
In an attempt to ensure the inclusivity of the UK’s free healthcare service, current funding has been spent on running events on transgender issues, sexuality and racism and cultural performances. The use of taxpayers’ money for these “woke” activities has been criticised when there is a desperate need for patient care, with some patients currently spending more than 12 hours in A&E.
Investigative campaign manager at TaxPayer’s Allicance Elliot Keck has urged health chiefs to “reduce some of these unnecessary “woke” networks, as reported by wstpost.com
Likewise, tory MP David Jones has commented that “when patients are denied surgery and wait too long for care, spending taxypayers’ money on networks like this seems wasteful at best and sinful at worst”.
Neither Jones nor Keck have commented on the importance of LGBT issues, the primary focus of the majority of these NHS staff “woke” networks”
Twitter user @_NatashaDevon has mocked news sources which claim NHS have wasted taxpayers’ money on these activities and staff groups, as she wrote: “It’s not 12 years of funding cuts. It’s not the unrealistic hours staff are expected to work leading to issues with retention. It’s not that Brexit led to climate of xenophobia that made many European staff leave. It’s not lack of resources. It’s •checks notes•…’woke’. #NHS”
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Typical of woke supporters to try and deflect attention away from this colossal waste of valuable NHS money by stupidly pointing at other issues. Doesn’t matter – this is one million pounds wasted. It is criminal – the number of operations that could have been funded with this money, yet the NHS bosses, scared witless by the halfwit woke warrior minority on Twitter, fritter it away on virtue signalling. Absolutely disgraceful.
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