Jonathan Coleman announced:
“In the last financial year 322,196 patients across the country received a First Surgical Assessment, compared to 261,226 in 2008/2009. That’s an increase of 24 percent.”
In 2006 there were just over 15,150 patients nationwide waiting over six months for their First Specialist Assessment. Today there are just 21.
From 15,000 to basically zero. That is the sort of progress that is important to people.
And not just more and quicker assessments. There’re much more actual surgical operations being done also.