Labour founded the NHS and will always be the party that defends it.
The NHS is our most valued public service and Labour will never allow its founding principles of care based on need, not the ability to pay, to be compromised.
Under pressure like never before, it needs support and renewed vision to face the future with confidence.
The health challenges faced in the 1940s will not be the challenges of the 2040s.
But rather than deliver this support and vision, 11 years of the SNP Government has meant sticking plaster solutions; leaving NHS staff overworked, undervalued and under too much pressure.
Our hospitals don’t have enough doctors and nurses, hundreds of operations are cancelled each month while waiting lists are increasing, GP practices can’t find doctors and mental health services are at breaking point.