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Patients asked to travel for hospital treatment in NHS 'final push' to 'eliminate two-year waiters'

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People waiting two or more years for a medical procedure are being encouraged to seek hospital treatment in a different part of the country where services aren't so stretched.
1 month ago·London, United Kingdom

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BBC News

NHS patients to be offered chance to travel for surgery

Hundreds of patients who have waited two years or more have already said they are willing to travel.

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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The Independent

NHS England ‘set to eliminate list of patients waiting two years for treatment’

People who remain on the waiting list are being asked whether they are prepared to travel to receive treatment.

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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Sky News

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.

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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The Times

NHS patients will spend final years in pain, warns top doctor

Suffering is “the new norm” in the NHS and people can expect to spend their last few years in pain, the outgoing chairman of the British Medical Association says

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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NHS England ‘set to eliminate list of patients waiting two years for treatment’

People who remain on the waiting list are being asked whether they are prepared to travel to receive treatment.

1 month ago·Kent, United Kingdom
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The Epoch Times

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,…

1 month ago·New York, United States
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