By Luke May For Mailonline
Published: 15:47 GMT, 10 January 2021 | Updated: 15:47 GMT, 10 January 2021
NHS hospitals are treating less than half the cancer patients they usually would as a surge in coronavirus cases overwhelms hospitals.
Figures shared today non-Covid patient numbers have dropped by 10,000 in less than a month - while huge numbers of staff are also off sick.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Yesterday Britain announced 59,937 new cases of Covid-19 - with rising demand putting added pressure on hospitals across the country, leaving them with little option but to close other services.
More than 3,800 cancer patients in London have waited more than two months for their first treatment, as the number of non-Covid patients in Britain's hospitals fell by 10,000 in less than a month, new figures reveal
Dr Tom Dolphin from the British Medical Association, told the Sunday Telegraph: 'Hospitals are trying to increase capacity by reducing elective work to almost nothing but it feels that won't be enough.'
NHS England's cancer resilience plan states London hospitals need to treat more than 500 cancer patients each week.
As of this week, only 122 cancer cases were treated in NHS hospitals, with another 101