Cancer patients face record wait

Dec 2014
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In England. It is what single-payer, socialized medicine does.


Cancer patients are being forced to endure the worst waiting times since records began, official figures reveal.

For all nine NHS cancer targets, between April and September the lowest percentage of patients were treated on time since the standards were introduced a decade ago.

In total, 168,390 patients were not seen or treated within the specified times. The figure is up 24% on the same period in 2018-19. Staff shortages, lack of equipment and beds filled by patients needing social care were to blame.

“After a decade of austerity in health funding and chronic workforce shortages, we are seeing essential parts of the NHS experiencing their worst performance on record,” said Catherine Turton of the Health Foundation.

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Dec 2014
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Last year, for the first time, the NHS carried out more than 2m checks. It says cancer survival is at an all-time high, yet Britain is near the bottom of international league tables for cancer survival and is lagging years behind some countries for some types of the disease.

 

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Cancer patients are being forced to endure the worst waiting times since records began, official figures reveal.
For all nine NHS cancer targets, between April and September the lowest percentage of patients were treated on time since the standards were introduced a decade ago.
In total, 168,390 patients were not seen or treated within the specified times. The figure is up 24% on the same period in 2018-19. Staff shortages, lack of equipment and beds filled by patients needing social care were to blame.
“After a decade of austerity in health funding and chronic workforce shortages, we are seeing essential parts of the NHS experiencing their worst performance on record,” said Catherine Turton of the Health Foundation.
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With Cancer ,if you WAIT ,you will DIE.