Friday, 20 October 2017

NHS waiting times: hospital bosses fear 'a return to 1999'

NHS waiting times: hospital bosses fear 'a return to 1999' Four NHS trust chief executives publicly raise concerns about service struggling amid tight budgets and staffing problems

Hospital bosses have taken the unusual step of publicly drawing attention to the NHS’s declining ability to treat patients quickly enough, with one comparing lengthening waits for care to the huge delays last seen in 1999.

Four NHS trust chief executives in England have posted comments on Twitter since Tuesday lamenting the challenges the service is facing while it struggles with a tight budget and mounting staffing problems.

Difficult to watch - Feels like a return to 1999 - this time with virtually no social care. We need to urgently integrate health & care. Continue reading... The Guardian

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