More than 1,000 Scots wait 60 days to start cancer treatment



More than 1,000 Scots waited longer than they should have for cancer treatment last year, new analysis by Labour suggests.
A review of official data has shown that more than 1,200 patients waited longer than the SNP target of 62 days to begin treatment following an urgent referral on suspicion of cancer.
The analysis also showed that more than 1,000 patients waited longer than a separate 31-day target for the time from a decision to treat cancer until the first treatment.
Labour health spokesman Anas Sarwar said: “These figures are a scandal. It is completely unacceptable that over 1,000... read more

 
8 January 2017 in Politics, Views: 47
Source: Scotsman
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