Some patients were left waiting on trolleys in hospital corridors
The Red Cross has even been drafted in to help
“But this crisis is not due to an outbreak of disease. It is a crisis made in Downing Street by this government – a crisis we warned them about.
“The Red Cross yesterday announced it is providing humanitarian assistance to NHS trusts that simply do not have the resources to cope.
“This is a national scandal – and Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt have to take both responsibility and urgent action to tackle it.”
While figures show overstretched A&E departments have been forced to shut their doors to patients more than 140 times in December.
And a third of NHS trusts in England have issued alerts that they are overstretched, according to the Nuffield Trust.
“Our NHS cannot survive if this government does not change course. Labour is calling on the government to cancel their tax breaks for the wealthiest and fund our NHS instead.
Mr Corbyn called the crisis a ‘national scandal’
The government has been trying to establish a seven day NHS
Several hospitals have even issued pleas on Twitter urging people to stay away from A&E unless they have a genuine emergency.
Jeremy Corbyn demanded Theresa may attend Parliament debate on the NHS
Keith Willett, the director of acute care at the health service body, said that “on the international scale of a humanitarian crisis, I do not think the NHS is at that point”.
Parliament will return from its Christmas recess on Monday for the first sitting of 2017.