Hundreds extra sufferers joined the waiting list for routine treatment at Bolton Trust in April, figures reveal.
NHS England statistics present 26,004 sufferers have been waiting for non-urgent consultant-led care at Bolton Hospital at the tip of April, 344 greater than 25,660 the month earlier than.
The determine was additionally a 26 per cent enhance on the 20,695 on the waiting list in April final 12 months.
NHS guidelines state that sufferers referred for non-urgent consultant-led elective care ought to begin treatment inside 18 weeks.
But the figures present 2,762 had been waiting greater than a 12 months for treatment at Bolton Hospital in April — down from 3,132 in March however far greater than the 72 who had been waiting this lengthy in April final 12 months.
There have been even 16 sufferers on the list who had been waiting for greater than two years at the tip of April.
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