13 Oct 2022

Health crisis: NHS England patients waiting for hospital treatment hits record high

Health and Social Care Editor

Before winter has even arrived the NHS in England is already coming under increased pressure with waiting lists at an all time high and critical incidents being declared at trusts across the country.

Latest figures show that in August, seven million people were waiting for hospital treatment.

And in A&E departments a record low number of patients were seen within four hours.

There was better news in some departments though, with more cancer checks in August than ever before.