Hospital waiting list ‘may double to 10m by April’on February 17, 2021 at 1:42 am

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There could be a surge in demand from delayed referrals and delays to treatment, a think tank warns.

Community diagnostic centres for cancer, cardiac and other conditions should be set up to restart screening programmes halted by the pandemic, coupled with a renewed focus on prioritising those most urgently in need of care currently on waiting lists, it said. And for routine treatments, it said more use should be made of the private sector.

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