SIR – The severe cuts made on the NHS by the Government means that patients in hospital are not getting the quality of treatment and care that we are used to.

Others are suffering because they cannot get the hospital treatment and operations that they need, while others are denied expensive medicines that would improve their quality of life.

The Government can, however, find £500 million to send to Syria to alleviate the suffering of Syrians.

While their compassion for the Syrians is commendable, it is a pity that they don’t have the same compassion for their own people.

Those mega-rich politicians won’t worry because they will have private health care and don’t rely on the NHS. Talk about ‘I’m alright Jack’...

Keith Rayner, Laburnum Drive, Baildon