Archive for December, 2012

One in Two men Will have Cancer by the Year 2027

New figures from cancer research have suggested that the number of mean developing cancer is on the rise and that if it continues at the current rate the by the year 2027 one in two men could have cancer.

The charity have also suggested that figures for women will increase similar to men with men increasing from 44/100 to 50/100 and women will be 40/100 to 44/100.

On a positive perspective the number of people who have survived cancer has increased and by the year 2027 there could be a remarkable come through of a better treatment or even a cure.

It is predicted that in the year 2027 that 57,000 men will be diagnosed with cancer compared to 41,000 in the year 2010

 

1 in 3 patients wait over an hour in A&E UK

 

A new report shows that 1 in 3 patients are waiting more than hour to be seen to. With 1 in 10 having to wait over 2 and 3 hours and some even 4 hours.

The problem comes about as staff cannot deal with the high volumes of patients coming into the A&E department.

The Care Quality Commission report also found that a quarter of the patients do not trust their doctor or nurse treating them. A further 1 in 20 argued that the hospitals weren’t very hygienic and 12 percent say that the toilets are not very clean.

Dr Peter Carter, chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, said: ‘These findings are symptomatic of a system under huge strain because of a lack of beds and staff.

‘People should not be waiting an unreasonable time to be admitted and treated but, when the country’s health care needs are increasing and already over-stretched hospitals are losing resources, it is sadly inevitable that waiting times will increase.’