Cancer survivor is told he'll have to wait two-and-a-half YEARS for a hospital appointment
A cancer survivor has told of his devastation at learning he has to wait at least two years for a hospital check-up.
Andrew Jones won't be seen until June 2025, illustrating just how much the NHS is struggling to cope with its record backlog.
Mr Jones, who was given the all-clear five years ago, suffered bladder damage after his operation. It left him needing the toilet more than usual.
His GP decided he needed to see a consultant urologist, in order to assess the scale of the problem.Mr Jones, a grandfather in his sixties, assumed the invite was going to be for 2023.
Recalling his thoughts when he discovered it was actually not until 2025, he told ITV News: 'I thought, I'm going to be 64.
'I didn't think it was a life-threatening problem that I got, but I don't know that.
'I don't know what the problem is, so in 2025 it could be twice as worse.'
He assumed the appointment date at Telford's Princess Royal Hospital was a mistake, telling his partner: 'This has got to be a typo, it has got to be 2023.'
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