Have the Tories cut 17,000 hospital beds in the past 10 years?

Have the Tories cut 17,000 hospital beds in the past 10 years?
 

Claim In the past decade, the Conservative government has cut 17,000 hospital beds.
Background The debate around bed spaces has been raging since a photograph surfaced of four-year-old Jack Williment-Barr, who was forced to lie on a hospital floor as he waited for treatment for suspected pneumonia at Leeds General Infirmary.
In the aftermath of the photo being published by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Jonathan Ashworth, the shadow health secretary, accused the Conservative party of overseeing the loss of 17,000 bed spaces over 10 years.
Reality The NHS England data series on the number of... read more

 
10 December 2019 in Health, Views: 19
Source: Guardian
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