Nearly 16,000 people a month are now forced to wait more than six weeks for ultrasounds, CT scans and various hospital checks, a four-fold rise compared with this time last year.
Last month’s Department of Health figures show that 15,929 patients were waiting longer than six weeks for one of 15 tests used to diagnose cancer, heart problems, dementia and osteoporosis, compared with 3,495 for the same period in 2010.
The details of this growing problem were reported recently in the Daily Mail Health Section.
Private Medical insurance can provide very quick access to out-patient appointments and tests which can provide peace of mind during what could be a very stressful period.
Western Provident Association (WPA) are now offering 3 months free for the first year for individuals and families wishing to take out a private medical policy, they also have very competitive rates (including free dental cover and an employee assistance programme) for companies wishing to look after their employees.
Lorna Smith is the local franchisee responsible for the Newbury and Reading area and will be happy to speak to you. Please call Lorna on 01635 813948 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 01635 813948 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 07802 202822 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 07802 202822 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
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