Friday, 14 December 2018

Patients spend a record £1BILLION on private operations

Patients spend a record £1BILLION on private operations People in the UK spent a record £1.1billion on private healthcare last year in an attempts to avoid NHS waiting times.

Excluding cosmetic surgery, the amount spent on private treatments rose 75 per cent to £793milllion between 2012 and 2017.

Knee and hip operations, cataract surgery and cancer treatment are the three most commonly paid-for therapies.

Experts warn longer waits for free healthcare are 'without doubt' driving people to fork out, with some parts of the NHS keeping people waiting until their conditions become constantly painful or crippling. The Daily Mail

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