Friday, 29 January 2010

57% rise in patients waiting over 8 weeks!

NHS inpatient and outpatient waiting times figures, 31 December 2009

The key points from the latest release are:

Inpatient Waiting times

• The number of patients, for whom English commissioners are responsible, waiting over the 26 weeks standard for inpatient admission at the end of December 2009 was 18 (compared to the total of 625,100).

• The number of patients, for whom English commissioners are responsible, waiting over 13 weeks at the end of December 2009 was 57,600, an increase of 12,300 (27.3%) from November 2009, and a rise of 18,000 (45.3%) from December 2008.

Outpatient Waiting times

• The number of patients, for whom English commissioners are responsible, waiting over the 13 weeks standard for a first outpatient appointment following GP referral at the end of December 2009 was 93 (compared to the total of 926,800).

• The number of patients, for whom English commissioners are responsible, waiting over 8 weeks at the end of December 2009 was 74,100, an increase of 11,700 (18.8%) from November 2009, but a rise of 26,900 (57.0%) from December 2008.

2 comments:

Demetrius said...

These are the people listed. Behind them are a lot of people who cannot get referrals from their GP's. There is a great deal of pent up demand. Add to this this duplication of effort caused by management box ticking, people coming back time and again for the same thing, e.g. skin carcinoma's only being dealt with one at a time.

DARWEN NEWS said...

It must be hard to wait when you are worried about a health issue and in pain