Thousands of patients in hospitals in North West London have been waiting for treatment for more than a year.
The North West London Integrated Care System said in a new report that it has reduced its backlog of patients waiting more than a year for treatment.
But 3,883 had been waiting for treatment for more than a year at the end of June.
Another 112 patients had been waiting for treatment for more than two years at the end of August.
The North West London integrated care facility oversees multiple hospitals including Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Imperial College Hospital and Hillingdon Hospital.
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In its report, the local health department said, “Like the rest of the NHS, however, a significant number of patients have long waited on our list.
“Not only do we make sure we treat patients with urgent clinical needs within the safest time frames, but we also have a special focus on treating those with the longest waiting times.”
Later in their report, the North West London Health Authority said the increased demand is also leading to longer waiting times for cancer treatment.
However, in recent months it has been able to provide faster care to patients in need of cataract, gynecological and endoscopic treatment.
The report came after Kingston Hospital announced that the 18-week backlog dropped from 4,873 to 3,098 between April and July, and the non-18-week backlog dropped from 3,500 to 2,600 patients.
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