Delays in cancer treatment are occurring in 75% of hospital Trusts.

Unfortunately in some situations time is a critical factor because often the earlier a diagnosis is made and treatment commenced, the better the chances of a patient making a good recovery. If treatment is delayed, this can lead to permanent complications and health issues which could potentially have been avoided.

By way of an example, you shouldn’t have to wait more than 2 weeks to see a specialist if your GP suspects you have cancer and urgently refers you. In cases where cancer has been confirmed, you shouldn’t have to wait more than 31 days from the decision to treat to the start of treatment. This is because early and accurate diagnosis and then treatment can be critical and is the reason everyone is encouraged to visit their GP to report any unusual symptoms, as soon as possible.

In Liverpool region the following Trusts failed to reach their targets in regards to cancer treatment;

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust failed to reach target of commencing urgent cancer treatment within 62 days – ranked 88 out of 131 Trusts

Aintree University Hospitals NHS Trust failed to reach target of commencing urgent cancer treatment within 62 days – ranked 68 out of 131 Trusts

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Trust failed to reach target of commencing urgent cancer treatment within 62 days – ranked 60 out of 131 Trusts

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust failed to reach target of commencing urgent cancer treatment within 62 days – ranked 71 out of 131 Trusts

In Liverpool region the following Trusts achieved their targets in regards to cancer treatment;

St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust achieved target of commencing urgent cancer treatment within 62 days – ranked 14  out of 131 Trusts

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust achieved target of commencing urgent cancer treatment within 62 days – ranked 13  out of 131 Trusts

Gregory Abrams Davidson Solicitors have specialist knowledge and experience dealing with claims for compensation arising from poor medical treatment.

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