Cancer treatment waiting times

NHS Borders cancer waiting times compare favourably with other Scottish health boards, 95 per cent of patients needing urgent treatment, seen within a 62 day target.

However, their figures dipped slightly between April and June this year (65 patients treated, five outside the 62 day target).

This has been put down to the successful introduction of bowel screening which has increased demand for colonoscopy services and changes are being made to deal with the increased demand.