Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: Backlogs

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 19th October 2021.

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Photo of Tony Lloyd Tony Lloyd Labour, Rochdale

My late constituent Anne began to suffer pain in April. She never had a GP visit. She had two visits to accident and emergency, which did not result in any treatment plan. Finally, after four months, she had a non-urgent visit to a urologist. Sadly, because at no point was she diagnosed with a terminal condition, she was not given access to hospice care and died in September. I put it to the Secretary of State that this is no way to treat an elderly lady and no way for her family to suffer. What is he going to do to guarantee that there will not be many more Annes in the months and years to come?