Monday, 8 August 2011

Lib Dems Gain Assurance That NHS Won’t Increase Waiting Times

Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats have sought and received an assurance from Cambridgeshire PCT that the local NHS will stick to the 18 week target for operations and treatment in the county.

Shadow Cabinet member for health, Cllr Geoff Heathcock, asked for an assurance from Cambridgeshire PCT after it emerged that some PCTs were ignoring the 18 week target in order to make savings.

Cllr Geoff Heathcock added:

“It’s a relief to know that patients will not be kept waiting longer. To wait at all when you are in pain can be very distressing.”