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Dugher hits out at Government over cancer waiting times

Wednesday August 3 2016

Michael Dugher MP Michael Dugher MP

MP Michael Dugher has hit out at the Government after new figures released by the NHS suggest that patients with suspected cancer are waiting longer to be seen at Barnsley Hospital.

In May, the percentage of people seen within 62 days of referral by a GP was 79 per cent - below the Government’s target of 85 per cent.

Nationally, the situation is worse, with the target of 85 per cent only being met once over the past six months.

Mr Dugher said: "The Government must now do its part to put patients first and stop undermining places like Barnsley Hospital, who do everything they can to deliver excellent healthcare despite Government cuts.

“It is totally unacceptable that people with suspected cancer regularly have to wait longer than two months for their first treatment.”

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Reply Posted by John Vickers on Thursday August 4 2016 at 00:47
Where the hell has Dogher & Jarvis been whist the Tory's have been bleeding places like Barnsley dry.... They were probably too busy plotting a coup against the Party's democratically elected leader.... shame on them.

Reply Posted by Steven James on Thursday August 4 2016 at 13:22
Are you under the illusion that those two above give a monkeys about the people of this town?

They are only in it for the money of the never ending Labour Gravy Train!

But alas the good people of this once proud town CONTINUE to vote the Labour clowns in time after time after time...

Reply Posted by Young Tommy on Thursday August 4 2016 at 14:25
Mr James comment identifies him immediately as a sad UKIP supporter, a dying breed, lamenting his party's loss of its main income the EU gravy train! Bless

Reply Posted by Dave1 on Wednesday August 10 2016 at 15:22
Get rid of all the labor kronies ncluding dughar and start defending ukip labor has never don anything but take from the sheep of barnsley who vote for them becouse there parents did brigade