Number of hospitals missing cancer targets 'quadruples'

The number of NHS hospitals breaching an urgent cancer target has more than quadrupled in a year, a report by health sector regulator Monitor has found.

The number of NHS foundation trusts breaching an urgent cancer target has more than quadrupled in a year, a report has found. Credit: PA

Figures for October to December last year show that 18 trusts breached a key target for urgent cancer referrals, a performance that has fallen to its lowest level in two years.

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NHS trusts 'need to up financial game' as more fall into the red

More NHS foundation trusts are struggling with finances, a report has found. The study from Monitor, which regulates England's 147 foundation trusts, said 39 trusts are now in deficit. The combined financial hole of these trusts is £180 million.