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John Healey MP, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, said in response to today's publication of the latest Referral to Treatment statistics, which show that for the second month running more than 1 in 10 of those waiting for treatment are waiting over 18 weeks:
 
“Another month, another breach of the treatment waiting times target. This is further evidence of the NHS going backwards again under the Tories, and this time around they can’t blame the snow.
 
“Instead of ploughing on with a wasteful top down reorganisation of the NHS, David Cameron and Andrew Lansley should now apologise to those patients having to wait longer for treatment.”

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