NHS: Patients asked to travel for hospital treatment in NHS 'final push' to 'eliminate two-year waiters'
The health service will try to match thousands of people with hospitals outside of their local area for treatment by the end of July. Costs for travel and accommodation will be covered.
NHS England Offers Long-Term Waiting-List Patients Option to Travel for Surgery
The English branch of Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) said it is giving patients who have been on waiting lists for more than two years the option to receive treatment more quickly at hospitals in different parts of the country. Pandemic-related lockdowns caused hospital waiting lists to mount, but NHS Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard said the number who have waited for two years or more to receive treatment has fallen from a peak of 22,…