The year 2020 is a year that people will not forget for a long time. It has been a very difficult and testing year for most and we must not forget all the families who have had their lives devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
We should also spare a thought to patients who have had their treatment delayed or even cancelled this year. For the first time since 2008, patients have waited over a year for treatment. More and more non-urgent work is being cancelled as infection rates continue to rise.
Although these treatments and procedures are classified as non-urgent work, the delay can still have devastating effects. Everyone involved from doctors to patients, I’m sure, are hoping for a swift resolution.
It is difficult to know what further impact the Coronavirus is going to have on the NHS or on how we, as lawyers, will assess Clinical Negligence claims. However, if you feel like you have experienced negligence, our team of lawyers are here to listen to you and support you where we can.
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The number of people waiting over a year for hospital treatment in England has hit its highest levels since 2008. Patients are meant to be seen within 18 weeks - but nearly 140,000 of the 4.35 million on the waiting list at the end of September had waited over a year.