The beauty of government-run healthcare: NHS waiting lists hit another record with 4.4 Million people waiting for ROUTINE operations

From Daily Mail: The NHS waiting list has hit another record high with almost 4.4 million people now waiting for routine treatment.

For a third month running the figure has risen to a new high, increasing by a quarter of a million people between February and May alone.

Other statistics also revealed by NHS England today show the number of A&E patients stuck on trolleys waiting for an inpatient bed has increased by 70 per cent in a year.

Health leaders said the next Prime Minister must tackle the problem or risk ‘chaos’ in the health service.

With waiting times at A&E departments worse in May and June this year than in the run-up to Christmas, it has been feared the NHS is now in a ‘year-round-crisis’.

The Royal College of Nursing Director in England, Patricia Marquis, said the total 4.39 million waiting list did not come as a shock. ‘This is no surprise when NHS England themselves attribute the delays highlighted in the monthly waiting time statistics to “continued staffing and bed pressures”,’ she said. ‘A new Prime Minister will have no alternative but to get a grip on this situation.

‘Today’s statistics show that whether it’s a hospital treatment, a cancer diagnosis or care or a simple GP appointment, patients are having to wait longer and longer.

‘With one in ten nursing posts currently vacant in England alone, the situation will not change unless the NHS manages to recruit more staff.’

The waiting times refer to patients who are waiting for routine but important operations such as joint replacements. Those included in the 4.39 million on the waiting list are the ones who have been referred for surgery by a specialist but have not yet had the procedure.

May’s figure was around 90,000 higher than April’s. The rise, from 4.3 million to 4.39 million people. In comparison, a year ago there were 4.09 million people on the list, and two years earlier it was 3.81 million.

More than 1,000 patients have been waiting more than a year for their treatment – however this figure has slowly been decreasing over the past few months.

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Ah, the delusion that one “control healthcare costs” by arbitrarily spending no more than a fixed amount… Outta sight, left/libtards!

Green Tea
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If you want to improve health care, provide Health profession education
with a national service commitment……

Carson
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Carson

Why don’t they import our Indian health care wannabes?

Buzz
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Buzz

The British version of Medicare for all. This is what the DemocRATs want for the U.S.

hooligan
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and yet government spending on health has tripled in twenty years, from 50 billion poinds in 2000 to 150 billion for year ended march 2020 – a clear case that it is not about staffing numbers, it is about the poor quality of administration and spiralling drug prices (even for generics). the solution is to transport patients to european, american and asian countries to get them to clear the backlog – as sure as chips is chips, the competence to solve this problem does not exist in “culturally diverse” britain.
https://www.ukpublicspending.co.uk/uk_national_healthcare_analysis

Jackie Puppet
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I’ve probably learned more about the UK’s NHS from Benny Hill sketches, and I wonder just how close to the truth they are…

https://youtu.be/099Cmu4cY7Q

Anonymous
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Not to mention the VA…

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Ha, that’s pretty good.

Alma
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Alma

“More than 1000 thousand patients…….however the figure has been decreasing…..”. Wow, How come? Are the people dying?

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

Yeah socialized medicine. Let’s hurry and do that here. Not!

William
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My former business partner from the UK said that the NHS sends people door-to-door to distribute huge bottles of aspirin, so everyone there has enough aspirin to last until the End of Days. I guess the idea is you can munch aspirin while waiting for your kidney transplant. Even MassHealth doesn’t supply aspirin and here The State pays for everything including “gender reassignment”. So gubbmint-run healthcare isn’t completely inefficient. In the UK at least they have the aspirin piece down cold