|If it’s been three years you probably didn’t need it anyway
Waiting for my flight back from London and having a look through the Guardian. The Brits are known for not complaining about long queues, so the following may not be a surprise:
Some NHS patients in England are still waiting up to two years for an
operation, the government admitted yesterday… [H]ospitals are hitting [the]
target for… patients to get a first outpatient appointment within 13 weeks of
being referred by a GP.
But many then have to wait months for diagnostic tests and further
outpatient appointments before they are allowed to join the inpatient queue.
After that, they can wait a further six months for an operation.
Anyone who survives that process may not need the operation anyway.