NHS recovery in Wales will take years, says top boss

It could take up to four years to clear the waiting list backlog in Wales caused by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a leading NHS official has said.

Dr Andrew Goodall, chief executive of NHS Wales, said by the end of May around 60,000 patients were waiting more than 36 weeks for their treatment to begin after being referred.

But the overall waiting lists had not increased because there had been a large drop in referrals from GPs, he said.

Dr Goodall told the...
source: Reading Chronicle

2020-07-16 16:17
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