‘Unacceptable’ cancer and elective waiting times are ‘risking patients’ lives’

Only one in three trusts are meeting cancer waiting time targets. Patients are facing “unacceptable” and “agonising” delays for both elective and cancer treatment, claims a new report. The report by the Public Accounts Committee accuses health bodies of “a lack of curiosity” and warns that increasingly long waiting times “risk patients’ lives”.

Full story in Nursing Notes, 12 July 2019