NHS saved my life, says Wes Streeting; Pledges to repay debt

In his first speech as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Wes Streeting MP acknowledged that the NHS is in crisis while outlining his mission to
save the health service.

Streeting described the current state of the NHS as “broken,” noting its failure to meet the needs of both patients and dedicated healthcare professionals.

“When we said during the election campaign, that the NHS was going through the biggest crisis in its history, we meant it.

“When we said that patients are being failed on a daily basis, it wasn’t political rhetoric, but the daily reality faced by millions,” he said on Friday (5 July).

The new health secretary remarked that previous governments had been unwilling to admit these simple facts.