Number of patients waiting more than a year for non-coronavirus treatment highest since 2008

  • Chris Easom
  • November 16, 2020

The number of people waiting more than a year to start non-coronavirus hospital treatment in September was the highest of any month since 2008, new data reveals. In England there were 139,545 patients left waiting more than 52 weeks to start their hospital treatment – up from just 1,305 in September 2019. The most recent figure is the highest recorded in more than a decade, according to the NHS report.