Delays in routine NHS surgery are the worst in the NHS crisis in almost a decade

Delays in routine NHS surgery are the worst in the NHS crisis in almost a decade

"ROUND CRISIS"

About 4.3 million people were waiting for hip and cataract surgeries at the end of September if hospitals were to treat patients within 18 weeks

NHS England data show that delays in routine operations are at their poorest levels since January 2009.

At the end of September, about 4.3 million people were waiting for hip and cataract surgery.

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