NHS Grampian carried out more than 3,500 extra operations in the first 10 months of 2019, new data has revealed.
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NHS Grampian has failed to meet two key targets for treating cancer patients but signs of improvement are “encouraging”, a north-east MSP claimed today.
A quarter of north-east patients have had to wait more than 62 days to begin treatment following an urgent GP referral for suspected cancer.
A north-east health board area has seen a drop in the number of cancelled operations.
Claims have been made that NHS Grampian has been “left behind” after it was revealed under half of young people are able to access mental health services within 18 weeks.
A north-east health board has blamed “longstanding issues” in recruiting doctors and nurses for its latest poor performance on waiting times.
NHS Grampian has the worst rate in Scotland for treating patients urgently referred with a suspicion of cancer.
NHS Grampian is failing to meet Government targets for treating patients urgently referred with a suspicion of cancer – and has the worst rate in Scotland.