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Thu23Sep2021The Royal College of Surgeons of England has responded to figures, published today, that show the number of patients waiting for treatment in Wales has now reached 643,108. Surgeons have emphasised that surgical hubs will be vital to help keep surgery going through the winter and to tackle the waiting list.
Surgeons welcome Northern Ireland Health Minister’s plans for more COVID-light sites and workforce appealThe Royal College of Surgeons of England has welcomed the NI Health Minister’s plans to increase the number of COVID-light sites, as well as his latest call out to retired health care workers to work inside the green elective care sites.
Thu9Sep2021Commenting on waiting time statistics published today which report a record waiting list, the Royal College of Surgeons of England has warned that extra staff and surgical hubs will be needed to help clear the waiting list. Mr Tim Mitchell, Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, welcomed this week’s announcement of £12bn a year, over the next three years, to be invested in health and social care. He said today’s NHS performance data shows the funding for elective treatments is ‘sorely needed.’