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Secretary of state for health hails record breaking waiting list stats

 

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Secretary of state for health hails record breaking waiting list stats

Latest figures released today show that the number of people waiting longer than 26 and 52 weeks to start treatment is at its lowest level since records began.

At the end of August 2012, over 100,000 fewer patients were waiting longer than 18 weeks to start treatment than the same time last year. Figures also show that the number of patients waiting longer than a year is at its lowest ever level, over 16,000 less than in May 2010.

The average wait to start inpatient treatment is stable at 8.3 weeks, similar to August 2011 and May 2010.