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This article was published on September 10th, 2014
The Countess of Chester Hospital is one of a number of hospitals who failed to reach their NHS cancer treatment target for 85% of patients to receive treatment within 62 days of an urgent GP referral.
The Hospital missed the target by nearly 10% in the second quarter of 2014 after only 117 patients out of 155 started their treatments within the 62 days.
The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust received a spot check from the CQC, Care Quality, back in February 2103 where it passed all 5 of the essential standards but it clear that Hospitals remain under scrutiny in terms of their speed of provision for cancer treatment. The speed of diagnosis and treatment can have a huge effect on success rates of certain cancers.
The Commission Countess of Chester deputy chief executive Mark Brandreth said:
“We are working closely with our GP colleagues as it is important that when they suspect a patient has cancer that we get the patient into the system as quickly as possible.”
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