Boris Johnson has failed to apologise to a 92-year-old RAF hero who spent 12 hours on a trolley on an NHS hospital. Second World War veteran Stan Solomons’ “indignity” was raised today in Parliament in a damning swipe at Tory underfunding. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “I want the government to apologise to him and many others. “But to explain why, despite the extraordinary efforts of NHS staff all over the country, over 2,000 patients had to wait over 12 hours before getting to a hospital bed last month alone.” Quizzed today at Prime Minister’s Questions, the Tory leader said the long waits were “unacceptable” – but failed to apologise. Instead Mr Johnson said: “He’s right to highlight the case of the RAF veteran. And I think everyone in this House will have every sympathy for people who have a bad and unacceptable experience in the NHS. We all share that. “On the other hand, I will say that most people in this country, most patients of the NHS, have a fantastic experience of our healthcare. “And we should pay tribute to our nurses and our staff. The hospital he mentions, Leicester, is one of those we are rebuilding.” It… Read full this story
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