Hundreds of cancer operations were cancelled last winter as the NHS buckled under the pressure

NHS trusts in England were forced to cancel hundreds of cancer operations last winter, new research suggests.
Out of a poll of 81 NHS hospital trusts, 43 postponed at least one cancer surgery between December and February, according to a survey by the Health Service Journal (HSJ).
Hospitals in England were told to delay pre-planned operations and routine outpatient appointments throughout January to help overcome severe winter pressures.
Yet NHS England stressed cancer operations and time-critical procedures should go ahead as planned. 
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3 April 2018 in Health, Views: 49
Source: Daily Mail
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