More than 1 in 10 people in Scotland is now on an NHS waiting list.
Reporting Scotland headline the above and Lisa Summers refers, evidence free, to lists being 50% longer and staff and bed shortages.
From BBC Health on 8 September:
The backlog in hospital treatment continues to grow with nearly one in eight people now waiting for operations or other types of care in England. The newly-released NHS England data shows there were 6.84 million people on the waiting list at the end of July. It is a record number – before the pandemic there were 4.2 million waiting for treatment.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-62832997
So, a comparable increase from 2019 but a significantly worse ratio in England, with 1 in 8 as opposed to 1 in 10 on the waiting lists.
In Northern Ireland, worse again with 1 in 7.
In Wales, again the 50% increase on 2019, but a staggering 1 in 5 on a waiting list.
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