One of the biggest concerns I hear from constituents is problems with cancelled or delayed appointments. This has a huge impact on patients’ lives as they suffer with pain and mobility issues unnecessarily. Even more concerning is the rising number of patients waiting more than 2 weeks for emergency appointments or cancer referrals. Early diagnosis for cancer massively improves outcomes and can literally mean the difference between life and death, so it is so important that we invest in the staff and resources to ensure anyone who needs an appointment can access one quickly. It is a testament to how hard our NHS staff work that they continue to provide world-leading care.
There are now 4.42 million people on an NHS waiting list – more than at any point in it’s history. It’s so important that we give staff and patients our support by voting Labour on the 12th of December to provide all our NHS staff with the resources they need to help patients.
Hospital waiting times at worst-ever level https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50397856