2022-11-25 11:25:12

Cancer survivor is told he'll have to wait two-and-a-half YEARS for a hospital appointment

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Daily Mail
By Emily Craig

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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