ONE in ten people are still waiting at least a year for NHS outpatient treatment, it was revealed yesterday.
Out of 223,670 cases completed by August, 22,212 had been referred for ops by their GP at least 52 weeks earlier, figures show.
Thousands more did not have surgery within six months, and nearly half — 44 per cent — waited for longer than the Government’s planned new 18-week target.
... Health minister Ben Bradshaw insisted the NHS was on course to hit the target.
He said: “That ten per cent figure is still unacceptable. But ten years ago it was common for people to wait 18 months.”
- BOTH THE LABOUR AND TORY PARTIES SAY THIS SITUATION IS AWFUL.
- LABOUR CLAIMS THEY WILL FIX IT. BUT THEY'VE HAD A DECADE AND DONE NOTHING SO FAR.
- ANYONE WHO CLAIMS THE SYSTEM IN THE UK SHOULD BE EMULATED IS UNIFORMED. OR DISNFORMED ON PURPOSE.
IF YOU THINK HEALTHCARE IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE, AT LEAST DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE LIES OF THE LEFT.