Posts tagged “Waiting list”

BBC research suggests 90 percent of hospitals in England are overcrowded

February 7th, 2017
BBC research suggests 90 percent of hospitals in England are overcrowded

Research carried out by the BBC suggests that 90 percent of hospital wards in England are overcrowded. Guidelines suggest that hospitals should have a maximum occupancy rate of 85 percent to minimise the risk of infection and prevent delays in patients accessing treatment; however, the BBC claims that 137 of the 152 trusts in England […]

Obese residents face long waits for surgery in British Colombia

January 11th, 2011
Obese residents face long waits for surgery in British Colombia

Jake Carte, a twenty-six year old from Saanich, British Colombia, weights more than five hundred pounds. He is officially in “the super morbid obesity” class, and has spent the last few days in hospital due to weight related complications. ‘I ended up in hospital because I was having lots of trouble breathing,’ Carte was quoted […]

Change in policies sees rise in waiting times

December 29th, 2010
Change in policies sees rise in waiting times

Changes in health policies made by the coalition government have affected waiting times for NHS treatments and appointments, meaning that more people than ever are considering taking out private medical insurance. In June 2010, the new Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, decided to get rid of two key NHS policies that had been introduced by the […]

Patients in West Sussex facing a wait for treatment

December 16th, 2010
Patients in West Sussex facing a wait for treatment

Thousands of patients in West Sussex have been told that their treatment has been delayed, as health chiefs try to reduce spending and decrease deficits. Patients who are waiting for fertility treatment, vasectomies and obesity surgery have been told that their treatment will now take place in the next financial year, which begins in April. […]

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