An extra 40,000 will be admitted to hospital for vital treatment after the Heath Secretary announced extra funding to help cut NHS waiting lists.
According to Jeremy Hunt, the extra £250 million will pay for:
- Reduce long waits will see 100,000 treatments to people who have been waiting more than 18 weeks.
- A casework review of every patient waiting over or close to 52 weeks, to ensure that they are treated as a priority and are not made to wait for an operation unless there are strong clinical reasons.
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