NHS patient's 812 days waiting as delays 'out of control'

Some have been languishing on hospital waiting lists for more than two years when they are meant to be treated within 18 weeks (file image).

Patients are waiting up to two weeks longer for routine operations than a year ago, an investigation has found.Some have been languishing on hospital waiting lists for more than two years when they are meant to be treated within 18 weeks.The average wait for a knee replacement in 2016/17 was 114 days – nearly four months - compared to 100 days in 2015/16.For hip replacements, the average wait was 108 days, a rise from 96 days the year before. Patients are waiting more than two years for ro...