National cancer target hit20th May 2009
The Scottish government has announced that a key national target for the NHS to treat urgent cancer patients within two months has been met.
Figures show that an average of 95.4% of urgently referred patients began treatment within two months, just beating the target average of 95%. It is the first time the target set in 2001 and due to be achieved by 2005 has been met and has been described by Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon as a "significant achievement".
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Title: National cancer target hit
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 11429
Date Added: 20th May 2009