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Record high hospital waiting list in England as 5.1m need treatment

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The number of people in England waiting to start routine hospital treatment has reached a new record high.

Some 5.12 million people were waiting to start treatment at the end of April 2021 – the highest number since records began in August 2007.

The NHS England figures show the number of people having to wait longer than 52 weeks to start treatment is around 35 times higher than those waiting a year earlier.

 Sky News

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