Friday , March 5 2021

NHS routine surgery delays are worst in almost a decade due to NHS crisis



REDOSTS for routine surgery at the poorest level since January 2009 show NHS England data.

At the end of September there were about 4.3 million people waiting for statues and cataracts.

    At the end of September there were about 4.3 million people waiting for statues and cataracts

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At the end of September there were about 4.3 million people waiting for statues and cataracts

Hospitals are intended for the treatment of patients who need non-emergency care within 18 weeks – but 13.3 percent, about 570 000, have been waiting longer.

This is the worst performance in the near decade when the figure was 14.5 percent.

Emergency acknowledgments last year recorded record $ 542,435 – an increase of 5.7 percent in one year.

Tom Sandford, of the Royal College of Nursing, said, "Everywhere you look, you see our health system shining."

Rob Harwood, of the British Medical Association, said: "We are no longer confronted only with the winter crisis in the NHS, it is now a true crisis throughout the year.

"These figures should ring alarm bells for the NHS and the government as we approach the winter."

NHS England said: "The NHS continues to worry about the increasing number of people who need care".

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