Delays of up to 4 years for hip replacements

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that patients have experienced delays of up to 1,435 days (approx 4 years) for hip replacements on the National Health Service despite a guarantee that delays should be no more than six months. The longest delays are in Dumfries and Galloway, Lanarkshire and Glasgow.

Patients waiting up to four years for hip surgery (Sunday Times, 21 May 2006)