Patiently Waiting

Independent Age have produced a report called 'Patiently Waiting' about the long waiting times for hospital treatment in England, with more than five million people waiting for hospital treatment across the country.

They have also launched a petition calling on the Department of Health and Social Care and the NHS to work together and make sure everyone who is waiting for six months or longer for treatment has a personalised care and management plan.

The petition link

You can download the report below

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The report focuses on older people in England waiting for common elective or planned surgical procedures.

In the report, they:

  • Examine the issues affecting older people’s access to surgery, both pre-and post-pandemic.