Jul 9, 2020

Coronavirus: Planned ops in May fell by 80% in England

PA Planned operations in England fell by 80% in May compared with the same month in 2019, NHS figures show. Waiting lists for treatment also fell as fewer people are having key tests for cancer and heart disease. Non-emergency surgery, including cancer and heart operations, fell from from 296,000 in May 2019 to 55,000 in May this year. Total tests - including scans to look for tumours and tests of heart function - fell by almost a third, from 1.2 million in May 2019 to 870,000 May 2020. These showed there were 1.4 million A&E attendances in June compared with 2.1 million in June 2019.

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