Patients 'left in pain' by surgery delays

Patients 'left in pain' by surgery delays
 

Thousands of patients in England have been left in "pain and discomfort" because of the decision to postpone operations, surgeons say.
The Royal College of Surgeons said those waiting for hip and knee surgery had been the worst affected.
Operations were put off this winter to free up beds for A&Es. And new figures show 40,000 fewer were performed this winter than during the previous one.
Accident and emergency waits have hit their worst level for over a decade.
During the winter, just over 85% of A&E patients have been treated or admitted within four hours, well below the... read more

 
8 March 2018 in Regional, Views: 34
Source: BBC
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