Thousands of people in Inverclyde are stuck on waiting lists as the NHS struggles after almost seventeen years of SNP Government, a Freedom of Information request from Martin McCluskey has revealed.

Commenting on the statistics, Martin McCluskey said that people should use their vote in this year’s General Election to send a message to the SNP for failing our NHS.

The data – which revealed waiting lists by postcode area – shows the number of people across Inverclyde on an NHS waiting list is over 9,000.

Greenock: 4386

Gourock: 1427

Port Glasgow: At least 1078

Larkfield, Braeside and Inverkip: 1295

Wemyss Bay: 317

Kilmacolm: 583

Commenting on the release of the data, Labour’s Candidate for Inverclyde and Renfrewshire West, Martin McCluskey, said:

“I’m sick of listening to patients and staff who are being let down by a Government that is failing to get to grips with the crisis in our NHS. Every month that goes by, waiting lists are growing longer and the pressure on the system only increases.

“The SNP have been in charge of Scotland’s NHS for almost seventeen years. During this time, things in our health service have got worse, not better.

“Even before Covid, people were waiting in pain for far too long for crucial treatment. Now those waits are even longer and the SNP’s plan to get waiting lists under control is failing.

“Labour has been calling for a proper recovery plan for our NHS for years, but it has fallen on deaf ears. It is time that the Scottish Government listen to patients and staff and give our NHS the support it needs.

“At the General Election this year, people have an opportunity to send a message to the SNP that they are sick of how they have failed our NHS and send a message to our local SNP representatives for failing to stand up for Inverclyde’s health services.”

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