Record 4.5 million on hospital waiting lists as impact of Covid hits home | ITV News

Record 4.5 million on hospital waiting lists as impact of Covid hits home | ITV News

Almost 4.5 million people were waiting to start hospital treatment in England at the end of November 2020, the worst month for medical backlogs since records began. The president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England has said it shows the “calamitous impact” of coronavirus on waiting times. A total of 4.46 million were on waiting lists, which compares to 4.42 million in November 2019 and 4.45 million in October that year. The previous highest number in the data which goes back to August 2007. The NHS England figures also show that the number of people having to wait …
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