Cancer care targets missed1st April 2011
New data has shown that target times to treat cancer patients are not being met by hospitals in Northern Ireland.
Department of Health guidelines state that all breast cancer patients should be seen by a breast cancer specialist within 14 days but figures show that between October and December of last year, that target was not met by hospitals. In October, 93.7% of patients were seen within 14 days, in November 99% were within the target, and in December 99.6%.
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Title: Cancer care targets missed
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 18080
Date Added: 1st Apr 2011