Cancer, cruel waiting time for first treatment

      Comments Off on Cancer, cruel waiting time for first treatment
Cancer cells

Cancer cells

Following a GP referral for suspect cancer the waiting time for first treatment has a 62-day target.

That is 62 days of despair, misery, uncertainty not only for the person affected but for their entire family.

Surely there must be a faster turnaround following indications of this devastatingĀ  disease, in my view such a wait is simply cruel.

In reality In March 2018, 345 patients commenced their first treatment for cancer following an urgent referral for suspect cancer. 75.4% (260 patients) started treatment within 62 days which is at least encouraging. The 62 day target, however, must be reduced.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
Like my Facebook Page

Join 318 other subscribers.