Almost 700,000 people waiting on a hospital appointment at end of May, new figures show
Increase in hospital waiting list figures for May as a result of pandemic
The total figure includes almost 575,900 patients waiting for their first hospital out-patient appointment. Photograph: Getty Images
Nearly 700,000 people were waiting on a hospital appointment at the end of May according to new figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF).
The total figure includes 575,863 patients waiting for their first hospital out-patient appointment for an assessment by a consultant. This number is slightly up on April’s figure.