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4 million people left waiting for surgery in ‘pain and discomfort’

by Steve Beasant on 11 August, 2017

The NHS urgently needs more investment so it can meet its targets and provide the care patients deserve.

Lib Dem Shadow Health Secretary, Norman Lamb 

The number of people waiting for routine surgery in England topped 4 million in June, the highest level for a decade, figures from NHS England have shown.

This government’s shameful underfunding of the NHS has left millions of people waiting for operations in pain and discomfort.

The NHS urgently needs more investment so it can meet its targets and provide the care patients deserve.

Ministers must act now or the coming winter crisis will be even worse than the last one.

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