The NHS is continuing to disintegrate. Now, it is intentionally delaying surgery as a way of husbanding resources. From the story in the Telegraph: “‘Minimum waiting times’ have been imposed by at least 43 per cent of Acute NHS Trusts, a survey for Channel 4’s Dispatches programme found. Treatments are often postponed for more than 20 weeks, despite staff and equipment being available.”
Can you imagine needing your whatzit removed and having to wait until the NHS allows doctors to get around to it? What a disaster.