NHS Trust misses waiting target
ONE in seven patients admitted for treatment in Buckinghamshire waited longer than the target 18 weeks.
The target waiting time set out by the NHS states that 90 per cent of admitted patients and 95 per cent of non-admitted patients should start treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks from referral.
In August, 86.5 per cent of admitted patients to Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust hospitals were treated within the time, meaning Bucks missed the target.
Across England, during August 2014, 87.9 per cent of admitted patients and 95.5 per cent of nonadmitted patients started treatment within 18 weeks.