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Record 400,000 waiting to see NHS specialists
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Michael Ejercito
2021-08-31 15:09:19 UTC
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Record 400,000 waiting to see NHS specialists
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A member of staff at University Hospital Monklands attends to a
Covid-positive patient on the ICU ward on February 5, 2021
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A record high of almost 400,000 people were waiting to see an NHS
specialist for an outpatient appointment at the end of June, new figures
show.

The Public Health Scotland statistics show that there was a growth in
the NHS activity in the three months to the end of June.

But the number of patients seen was still well down on the 2019 average.

Almost half of the people on the list had been waiting longer than 12
weeks for a hospital appointment.

One in 12 had been waiting for more than a year.

The statistics show:


286,707 patients were seen by specialists across NHS Scotland in the
three months to the end of June
This was a 10.8% increase on the previous quarter
But the figure for June 2021 was 22% lower than the quarterly average
during 2019, prior to the Covid pandemic
At 30 June 2021, 396,771 were waiting to be seen.
This is 48.4% (+129,489) higher than at 30 June 2020 when the list size
was abnormally low, partly due to a significant drop in referrals
The June 2021 figure is 28.5% (+87,884) higher than the average for 2019
Of those waiting, 53.1% had been waiting 12 weeks or less - markedly
down on the 73.4% average reported in 2019
The number waiting more than a year has decreased to 8.8% (35,016)
But the number waiting 33-51 weeks increased to 10.8% (15,285)
Mick's three-year wait for knee replacements
Mick Moloney
Mick Moloney needs two knee replacements. He says he has been waiting
for three years and feels "a bit forgotten".

The 64-year-old from Boyndie, Aberdeenshire, used to be very active -
but everything has "come to a standstill".

"I did lots of gardening, I was a very keen dog walker, maybe 10 miles a
day, just generally always on the go.

"The dog walking has stopped, the gardening is much more limited, you
can't just go at it all day long.

"My life has just been changed dramatically. You plan around pain."

The pain makes sleeping difficult, so Mick wakes up tired.

"It changes your life completely," he adds.

"It's a constant ache. You end up walking badly. It's a complete nightmare.

"I know Covid has taken over the world, but there's me and many
thousands like me just going backwards."

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Analysis box by Lisa Summers, health correspondent, Scotland
This is not simply about clearing the backlog of work created by the
pandemic. It reflects the immense strain on the NHS now.

Covid patients are fewer in number but they still occupy beds that could
be used to treat other conditions. Staff have to be redeployed, and
wards closed to new admissions. It only takes a few people off sick or
isolating, for a whole day of cataract operations or hip replacements to
be cancelled.

Health boards are limping on, doing what they can, but the reality is
that hospitals are struggling to cope with demand, and non-urgent
treatments are the first to go.

With every day spent on a waiting list, each one of these 400,000 people
could become sicker, or develop complications, or require additional
support. So every delay in starting their treatment puts an even greater
burden on the NHS as time goes on.
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HeartDoc Andrew
2021-08-31 15:20:47 UTC
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Record 400,000 waiting to see NHS specialists
Published5 hours ago
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A member of staff at University Hospital Monklands attends to a
Covid-positive patient on the ICU ward on February 5, 2021
IMAGE SOURCEGETTY IMAGES
A record high of almost 400,000 people were waiting to see an NHS
specialist for an outpatient appointment at the end of June, new figures
show.
The Public Health Scotland statistics show that there was a growth in
the NHS activity in the three months to the end of June.
But the number of patients seen was still well down on the 2019 average.
Almost half of the people on the list had been waiting longer than 12
weeks for a hospital appointment.
One in 12 had been waiting for more than a year.
286,707 patients were seen by specialists across NHS Scotland in the
three months to the end of June
This was a 10.8% increase on the previous quarter
But the figure for June 2021 was 22% lower than the quarterly average
during 2019, prior to the Covid pandemic
At 30 June 2021, 396,771 were waiting to be seen.
This is 48.4% (+129,489) higher than at 30 June 2020 when the list size
was abnormally low, partly due to a significant drop in referrals
The June 2021 figure is 28.5% (+87,884) higher than the average for 2019
Of those waiting, 53.1% had been waiting 12 weeks or less - markedly
down on the 73.4% average reported in 2019
The number waiting more than a year has decreased to 8.8% (35,016)
But the number waiting 33-51 weeks increased to 10.8% (15,285)
Mick's three-year wait for knee replacements
Mick Moloney
Mick Moloney needs two knee replacements. He says he has been waiting
for three years and feels "a bit forgotten".
The 64-year-old from Boyndie, Aberdeenshire, used to be very active -
but everything has "come to a standstill".
"I did lots of gardening, I was a very keen dog walker, maybe 10 miles a
day, just generally always on the go.
"The dog walking has stopped, the gardening is much more limited, you
can't just go at it all day long.
"My life has just been changed dramatically. You plan around pain."
The pain makes sleeping difficult, so Mick wakes up tired.
"It changes your life completely," he adds.
"It's a constant ache. You end up walking badly. It's a complete nightmare.
"I know Covid has taken over the world, but there's me and many
thousands like me just going backwards."
2px presentational grey line
Analysis box by Lisa Summers, health correspondent, Scotland
This is not simply about clearing the backlog of work created by the
pandemic. It reflects the immense strain on the NHS now.
Covid patients are fewer in number but they still occupy beds that could
be used to treat other conditions. Staff have to be redeployed, and
wards closed to new admissions. It only takes a few people off sick or
isolating, for a whole day of cataract operations or hip replacements to
be cancelled.
The only *healthy* way to stop the pandemic, thereby saving lives, in
the U.K. & elsewhere is by rapidly ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
finding out at any given moment, including even while on-line, who
among us are unwittingly contagious (i.e pre-symptomatic or
asymptomatic) in order to http://bit.ly/convince_it_forward (John
15:12) for them to call their doctor and self-quarantine per their
doctor in hopes of stopping this pandemic. Thus, we're hoping for the
best while preparing for the worse-case scenario of the Alpha lineage
mutations and others like the Gamma, Beta, Epsilon, Iota, Lambda &
Delta lineage mutations combining to form hybrids that render current
COVID vaccines no longer effective.

Indeed, I am wonderfully hungry ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
and hope you, Michael, also have a healthy appetite too.

So how are you ?








...because we mindfully choose to openly care with our heart,

HeartDoc Andrew <><
--
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Cardiologist with an http://HeartMDPhD.com/EternalMedicalLicense
2024 & upwards non-partisan candidate for U.S. President:
http://HeartMDPhD.com/WonderfullyHungryPresident
and author of the 2PD-OMER Approach:
http://HeartMDPhD.com/HeartDocAndrewCare
which is the only **healthy** cure for the U.S. healthcare crisis
Michael Ejercito
2021-08-31 15:26:17 UTC
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Post by Michael Ejercito
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-58388675
Record 400,000 waiting to see NHS specialists
Published5 hours ago
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A member of staff at University Hospital Monklands attends to a
Covid-positive patient on the ICU ward on February 5, 2021
IMAGE SOURCEGETTY IMAGES
A record high of almost 400,000 people were waiting to see an NHS
specialist for an outpatient appointment at the end of June, new figures
show.
The Public Health Scotland statistics show that there was a growth in
the NHS activity in the three months to the end of June.
But the number of patients seen was still well down on the 2019 average.
Almost half of the people on the list had been waiting longer than 12
weeks for a hospital appointment.
One in 12 had been waiting for more than a year.
286,707 patients were seen by specialists across NHS Scotland in the
three months to the end of June
This was a 10.8% increase on the previous quarter
But the figure for June 2021 was 22% lower than the quarterly average
during 2019, prior to the Covid pandemic
At 30 June 2021, 396,771 were waiting to be seen.
This is 48.4% (+129,489) higher than at 30 June 2020 when the list size
was abnormally low, partly due to a significant drop in referrals
The June 2021 figure is 28.5% (+87,884) higher than the average for 2019
Of those waiting, 53.1% had been waiting 12 weeks or less - markedly
down on the 73.4% average reported in 2019
The number waiting more than a year has decreased to 8.8% (35,016)
But the number waiting 33-51 weeks increased to 10.8% (15,285)
Mick's three-year wait for knee replacements
Mick Moloney
Mick Moloney needs two knee replacements. He says he has been waiting
for three years and feels "a bit forgotten".
The 64-year-old from Boyndie, Aberdeenshire, used to be very active -
but everything has "come to a standstill".
"I did lots of gardening, I was a very keen dog walker, maybe 10 miles a
day, just generally always on the go.
"The dog walking has stopped, the gardening is much more limited, you
can't just go at it all day long.
"My life has just been changed dramatically. You plan around pain."
The pain makes sleeping difficult, so Mick wakes up tired.
"It changes your life completely," he adds.
"It's a constant ache. You end up walking badly. It's a complete nightmare.
"I know Covid has taken over the world, but there's me and many
thousands like me just going backwards."
2px presentational grey line
Analysis box by Lisa Summers, health correspondent, Scotland
This is not simply about clearing the backlog of work created by the
pandemic. It reflects the immense strain on the NHS now.
Covid patients are fewer in number but they still occupy beds that could
be used to treat other conditions. Staff have to be redeployed, and
wards closed to new admissions. It only takes a few people off sick or
isolating, for a whole day of cataract operations or hip replacements to
be cancelled.
The only *healthy* way to stop the pandemic, thereby saving lives, in
the U.K. & elsewhere is by rapidly ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
finding out at any given moment, including even while on-line, who
among us are unwittingly contagious (i.e pre-symptomatic or
asymptomatic) in order to http://bit.ly/convince_it_forward (John
15:12) for them to call their doctor and self-quarantine per their
doctor in hopes of stopping this pandemic. Thus, we're hoping for the
best while preparing for the worse-case scenario of the Alpha lineage
mutations and others like the Gamma, Beta, Epsilon, Iota, Lambda &
Delta lineage mutations combining to form hybrids that render current
COVID vaccines no longer effective.
Indeed, I am wonderfully hungry ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
and hope you, Michael, also have a healthy appetite too.
So how are you ?
...because we mindfully choose to openly care with our heart,
HeartDoc Andrew <><
I am wonderfully hungry!


Michael
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HeartDoc Andrew
2021-08-31 16:06:55 UTC
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http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-58388675
Record 400,000 waiting to see NHS specialists
Published5 hours ago
Share
A member of staff at University Hospital Monklands attends to a
Covid-positive patient on the ICU ward on February 5, 2021
IMAGE SOURCEGETTY IMAGES
A record high of almost 400,000 people were waiting to see an NHS
specialist for an outpatient appointment at the end of June, new figures
show.
The Public Health Scotland statistics show that there was a growth in
the NHS activity in the three months to the end of June.
But the number of patients seen was still well down on the 2019 average.
Almost half of the people on the list had been waiting longer than 12
weeks for a hospital appointment.
One in 12 had been waiting for more than a year.
286,707 patients were seen by specialists across NHS Scotland in the
three months to the end of June
This was a 10.8% increase on the previous quarter
But the figure for June 2021 was 22% lower than the quarterly average
during 2019, prior to the Covid pandemic
At 30 June 2021, 396,771 were waiting to be seen.
This is 48.4% (+129,489) higher than at 30 June 2020 when the list size
was abnormally low, partly due to a significant drop in referrals
The June 2021 figure is 28.5% (+87,884) higher than the average for 2019
Of those waiting, 53.1% had been waiting 12 weeks or less - markedly
down on the 73.4% average reported in 2019
The number waiting more than a year has decreased to 8.8% (35,016)
But the number waiting 33-51 weeks increased to 10.8% (15,285)
Mick's three-year wait for knee replacements
Mick Moloney
Mick Moloney needs two knee replacements. He says he has been waiting
for three years and feels "a bit forgotten".
The 64-year-old from Boyndie, Aberdeenshire, used to be very active -
but everything has "come to a standstill".
"I did lots of gardening, I was a very keen dog walker, maybe 10 miles a
day, just generally always on the go.
"The dog walking has stopped, the gardening is much more limited, you
can't just go at it all day long.
"My life has just been changed dramatically. You plan around pain."
The pain makes sleeping difficult, so Mick wakes up tired.
"It changes your life completely," he adds.
"It's a constant ache. You end up walking badly. It's a complete nightmare.
"I know Covid has taken over the world, but there's me and many
thousands like me just going backwards."
2px presentational grey line
Analysis box by Lisa Summers, health correspondent, Scotland
This is not simply about clearing the backlog of work created by the
pandemic. It reflects the immense strain on the NHS now.
Covid patients are fewer in number but they still occupy beds that could
be used to treat other conditions. Staff have to be redeployed, and
wards closed to new admissions. It only takes a few people off sick or
isolating, for a whole day of cataract operations or hip replacements to
be cancelled.
The only *healthy* way to stop the pandemic, thereby saving lives, in
the U.K. & elsewhere is by rapidly ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
finding out at any given moment, including even while on-line, who
among us are unwittingly contagious (i.e pre-symptomatic or
asymptomatic) in order to http://bit.ly/convince_it_forward (John
15:12) for them to call their doctor and self-quarantine per their
doctor in hopes of stopping this pandemic. Thus, we're hoping for the
best while preparing for the worse-case scenario of the Alpha lineage
mutations and others like the Gamma, Beta, Epsilon, Iota, Lambda &
Delta lineage mutations combining to form hybrids that render current
COVID vaccines no longer effective.
Indeed, I am wonderfully hungry ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
and hope you, Michael, also have a healthy appetite too.
So how are you ?
I am wonderfully hungry!
While wonderfully hungry in the Holy Spirit, Who causes (Deuteronomy
8:3) us to hunger, I note that you, Michael, not only don't have
COVID-19 but are rapture (Luke 17:37) ready and pray (2 Chronicles
7:14) that our Everlasting (Isaiah 9:6) Father in Heaven continues to
give us "much more" (Luke 11:13) Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) so
that we'd have much more of His Help to always say/write that we're
"wonderfully hungry" in **all** ways including especially caring to
http://bit.ly/convince_it_forward (John 15:12 as shown by
http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 ) with all glory (
http://bit.ly/Psalm117_ ) to GOD (aka HaShem, Elohim, Abba, DEO), in
the name (John 16:23) of LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.

Laus DEO !

Suggested further reading:
https://groups.google.com/g/sci.med.cardiology/c/5EWtT4CwCOg/m/QjNF57xRBAAJ

Shorter link:
http://bit.ly/StatCOVID-19Test

Be hungrier, which really is wonderfully healthier especially for
diabetics and other heart disease patients:

http://HeartMDPhD.com/HeartDocAndrewToutsHunger (Luke 6:21a) with all
glory ( http://HeartMDPhD.com/Psalm117_ ) to GOD, Who causes us to
hunger (Deuteronomy 8:3) when He blesses us right now (Luke 6:21a)
thereby removing the http://HeartMDPhD.com/VAT from around the heart

...because we mindfully choose to openly care with our heart,

HeartDoc Andrew <><
--
Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
Cardiologist with an http://HeartMDPhD.com/EternalMedicalLicense
2024 & upwards non-partisan candidate for U.S. President:
http://HeartMDPhD.com/WonderfullyHungryPresident
and author of the 2PD-OMER Approach:
http://HeartMDPhD.com/HeartDocAndrewCare
which is the only **healthy** cure for the U.S. healthcare crisis
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