Exclusive: Government-commissioned paper pinpoints budget squeeze as key reason for service’s loss of capacity
Yes, austerity cuts are the blame for many problems in the UK and not just the NHS.
However, all governments since 1948 are to blame for the crisis in Social Care, but austerity cuts just made the crisis much worse.
Until the crisis in Social Care has been solved, the NHS will always be worse off, but no Government sees this problem.
So solve Social Care and part of the NHS problem will be overcome, provided no more Governments restrict finance to both Social Care and the NHS.
Source: Decade of neglect means NHS unable to tackle care backlog, report says | NHS | The Guardian