Cancer Waiting Times April-June 2008

DescriptionStatistics relating to the waiting times of urgently referred patients diagnosed with cancer during April-June 2008.
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateNovember 18, 2008

Cancer Waiting Times Statistics for April-June 2008

This publication includes the number of cancer patients urgently referred for each of the geographic health boards and the proportion of these treated within 62 days of referral, broken down by tumour site.

The main findings are:

  • 93.5 per cent of reported urgently referred patients diagnosed with cancer in April-June 2008 began treatment within 62 days of their referral. In January-March 2008 94.1 per cent of reported urgently referred cancer patients began treatment within 62 days of referral. In April-June 2007 87.3 per cent of reported urgently referred cancer patients began treatment within 62 days of referral

  • The cancer types with the highest and lowest proportions of patients starting treatment within 62 days of urgent referral were breast (98.2 per cent) and Head and Neck (86.5 per cent) respectively

  • The mainland Health Boards with the highest and lowest proportions of patients starting treatment within 62 days of urgent referral were NHS Borders (100 per cent) and NHS Grampian (89.9 per cent) respectively

List of Tables

Waiting-Times Statistics by Health Board of Diagnosis for Patients Diagnosed During April-June 2008 with:

Breast Cancer | Colorectal Cancer | Head and Neck Cancer | Lung Cancer | Lymphoma Cancer

Melanoma Cancer | Ovarian Cancer | Upper GI Cancers | Urological Cancers | All Cancers

Key Notes

Previously published statistics relating to time periods before April 2008 can be accessed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/health/cancer/waiting-times.

Further information on Health and Community Care statistics within Scotland can be accessed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/topics/statistics/browse/health.

Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff - more information on the standards of official statistics in Scotland can be accessed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/About