Michael Simmons Michael Simmons

The NHS is collapsing. These figures prove it

It’s taking patients longer to get to hospital and longer to get treatment

Twelve-hour A&E waits are at a record high. Doctors fear that tens of thousands will die because of delays in treatment. Already some 10,000 people have waited more than three months for urgent cancer treatment, a consequence of turning the NHS into the national Covid-but-nothing-else-service during lockdown. 

Excess deaths at home, the number of people dying above the five-year average, is nearly 17,000 in England and Wales.

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