What was your reaction when you saw
that shocking picture of Jack Williment, the four year old on the floor of a hospital? I’ve had every possible sympathy with
families and with patients. – How did you feel when you saw the photo,
prime minister? … who don’t have a good experience
in the NHS and what we want to do. And though I think most people do. The NHS on the whole does a fantastic job
and we back them and we support them. Have you seen the photo, prime minister?
Have you seen the photo? No, I’ve just been told about it
by the BBC. We need to be making investments
– This is the photo. We need to be making investments now
and that’s why we’re putting 34 billion pounds This is a four year old boy, prime minister,
suspected of pneumonia, forced to lie on the floor on a pile of coats. I understand, and obviously, we have every
possible sympathy for everybody who has a bad experience in the NHS and that’s why we’re putting
a record investment into the NHS now. But we cannot get on and
make those investments, we cannot get on and turn this country around,
put in 20,000 more police upgrading 20 hospitals, 40 new hospitals. –I’m talking about this boy, prime minister.
– I know, I know you are. How do you feel looking at that photo? Of course. Let me tell you I haven’t had
a chance to look at that but … – Why don’t you look at it now, prime minister?
– I’ll study it later. Look at it now.
This is Jack Williment. If you don’t mind, I’ll give you
an interview now. What we what we are doing is
we are taking this country forward and we are investing in the NHS. And what would be the worst thing
possible would be to have a government that is mired in more deadlock, more disarray
and unable to move forward. – So I have every sympathy with …
– You refuse to look at the photo. You’ve taken my phone and put it
in your pocket, prime minister. His mother says the NHS is in crisis.
What’s your response to that? I think it’s a terrible, terrible photo and I apologise, obviously, to the family
and all those who who have terrible experiences in the NHS but what we are doing is
supporting the NHS. And on the whole, I think patients in the
NHS have a much, much better experience than this poor kid has had. That’s why we are making huge investments
into the NHS and we can only do it if we get parliament going, if we unblock
the current deadlock and we move forward and I really think we’ll be totally wrong
for this country to spend another year in paralysis, another year with no forward
movement and deadlock and division with Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party. Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon,
sorry, in coalition. And I’m sorry to have taken your phone.
There you go. Thank you, prime minister. Thank you very much.