Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Interactive map reveals how many weeks patients have to wait

Interactive map reveals how many weeks patients have to wait An interactive map today reveals how many weeks patients can expect to wait for routine operations at their local hospital.

NHS guidelines state that patients have a right to undergo a procedure within 18 weeks of being referred by their consultant.

However, the new tool, which uses data from each trust in England, shows a huge disparity in waiting times across the country.

Campaigners have today blasted the figures, which show thousands of patients in the South West and South East are facing waits of up to six months.

In comparison, those in the North East can expect to be seen by the NHS within 18 weeks, on average, according to the new maps. The Daily Mail

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