Cameron says drop in cancer referrals a ‘ticking time bomb’

Donald Cameron MSP

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Shadow Health Secretary Donald Cameron is worried about a drop in cancer referrals in the NHS Highland area during lockdown.

Mr Cameron, a Highlands and Islands MSP, said no fewer than 20 per cent of referrals took 84 or more days for treatment which was the worst result in Scotland. The official target is 95 percent being seen within 62 days.

‘This is a ticking time-bomb for the health of Scottish people if it’s not tackled urgently,’ he said.