Letter: Long waits for NHS cancer treatment

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Recent Scottish Conservative research has shown that patients are having to wait an absurd amount of time for cancer treatment across Scotland.

For instance the research shows that one patient in the Western Isles waited 275 days.

This is despite the Scottish government’s target to begin cancer treatment for every patient within 62 days of urgent referral.

Sadly it seems that almost everyday there is bad news about how the NHS is being run by the Scottish government.

This is yet another damning statistic that exposes the SNP’s shambolic mishandling of the NHS.

With so much of both the management of the NHS and it’s treatment of patients being centralized to near breaking point the problems that urban Scots face are amplified for residents of Argyll and Bute as well as the rest of rural Scotland.

I would implore the Scottish Government to address this unacceptable and unsustainable situation urgently.

With the demographics of Scotland continuing to show large growth in the number of elderly residents every year this matter will not be going away anytime soon.

As I have said so many times before we in Scotland deserve better than the SNP’s poor governance.

Councillor Alastair Redman,