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NHS Western Isles continues to ensure 100% of patients meet cancer waiting time guarantee


Published on 26 Mar 2013

NHS Western Isles is delighted to report that it continues to achieve 100 per cent against cancer waiting time targets.


According to the latest figures, between October 1, 2012 and December 31 2012, 100 per cent of Western Isles patients suspected to have cancer started treatment within the target time of 62 days after urgent referral (the national average was 95.8 per cent). Within the same period, all patients in the Western Isles started treatment within the target of 31 days once the decision to treat had been made; exceeding the national average of 98.1 per cent.


NHS Western Isles Chief Executive Gordon Jamieson said: "We are delighted to be able to continue to report that 100 per cent of patients in the Western Isles are receiving treatment within the national waiting time guarantees. It's extremely important that both patients and their families to have as short a wait as possible for both diagnostic tests and treatment and that is why these measures are so important."


Contact:
Maggie Fraser
Communications Manager
01851 708060
07810527457

Press Releases/Cancer Waiting/March 2013 NHS Western Isles Press Release
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