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NHS bosses fear worst ever winter amid strike threats and huge waiting lists

HOSPITAL bosses fear their worst ever winter as nurses strike and waiting lists continue to grow.

一些 85 per cent of chief execs say they’ve never been more worried — and half predict their 国民保健服务 trust will miss surgery and 癌症 targets.

Eight in ten NHS trusts already fail to meet targets for seeing suspected cancer patients within two weeks of a GP referral

Eight in ten NHS trusts already fail to meet targets for seeing suspected cancer patients within two weeks of a GP referral信用: 盖蒂

Many warn staff are “frightened” by the expected surge in demand ahead of possible walkouts by nurses and industrial action votes by doctors, 医护人员, midwives, therapists and porters.

Last month saw England’s worst ever performance on A&E, ambulance time and cancer appointment targets.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies predicts the waiting list — now 7.1百万 — will hit 8 million unless clinics speed up.

Saffron Cordery, chief of NHS Providers, which carried out the poll, 说: “We have to push for the Government to get around the table with the unions, 任何一个 averting strike action before it happens or entering into negotiations now.”

Researcher Max Warner said waiting lists will grow if the NHS keeps “failing to translate additional resources into additional activity”.

Hospitals have been told to clear all patients who have been on the list for 18 月 or more by April 2023.

Eight in ten NHS trusts already fail to meet targets for seeing suspected cancer patients within two weeks of a GP referral.

和 60 per cent are failing to treat 96 per cent cancer patients within a month, NHS figures show.