A nightmare for any government, no matter what colour, what persuasion!
The problem is almost certainly structural. No business (don’t kid yourself, the NHS is a Business, just as are all schools and institutions) can work efficiently if it is not professionally managed.
We saw the same at Lloyd’s of London which from its recognised start in 1688 until the Franchise was introduced in January, 2003, was not properly managed from bottom to top.
What the NHS needs is a complete overhaul. It will take courage and determination to disturb and replace entrenched ‘management’. But unless the structure is re-made, crises will recur again and again.
Throwing money at the problem is no better than handing out placebos to those who need proper medication.