Patients waiting longer for NHS tests11th August 2011
New figures show that the number of people waiting more than six weeks for some NHS diagnostic tests has increased by 250% in one year.
At the end of June, Department of Health figures revealed there were 12,521 patients waiting more than six weeks for one of 15 key tests – up on the 3,510 in the same period last year. There has also been a 900% increase in the number of people waiting more than 13 weeks for one of the tests, which includes brain and heart scans, ultrasound, barium enemas and colonoscopies.
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Title: Patients waiting longer for NHS tests
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 19421
Date Added: 11th Aug 2011