The Red Cross calling the NHS a 'humanitarian crisis' must be music to Conservative Parties ears because that is the plan, to run it down to such a state that it HAS to be privatised.
Hard to argue against when they have been underfunding it for the best part of a decade and the man in charge of it, Jeremy Hunt, wrote a book called 'Direct Democracy: An Agenda For A New Model Party' where he wrote that he wanted to privatise the NHS.
Due to the lack of funding, hospitals have been closing health services have been asked to to identify which services can be centralised and which can be axed or centralised.
In my area alone 2 hospitals have been closed in recent years meaning waiting times at the one remaining hospital is measured in hours with 4-5 hours being the norm.
We are not a poor country, we are the worlds 6th richest economy and can afford to properly fund our NHS but it appears that our politicians have decided not to do so but will spend £133bn on nuclear weapons we won't ever use and £56bn on a new train line for slightly faster trains.
It has only taken the right wing Conservative Party seven years to run the NHS down to breaking point, depressingly impressive even by their standards.