METRO UK:OVER HALF WAIT MORE THAN 3.5 MONTHS.
Less than half of NHS patients are starting treatment within the Government's pledged target of 18 weeks, new figures reveal.YUP:12% WAIT FOR MORE REPEAT MORE THAN A YEAR.
The Government has promised that no patient should wait more than 18 weeks from a GP referral to the start of treatment by the end of 2008.
But only 48 per cent of patients in England are treated within that time – and 12 per cent have to wait more than a year, according to the Department of Health figures yesterday.
ONLY 48% GET TREATMENT IN LESS THAN 3 MONTHS.
IF TAX-PAYER FUNDED UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE DOESN'T WORK THERE, THEN WHY DO IT HERE? IT MAKES NO SENSE.
YET THAT'S WHAT THE DEMS WANT TO DO.
DON'T FALL FOR IT. (ADDITIONAL FACTS AND FIGURES HERE FROM THE UK GUARDIAN.)