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ULHT misses breast cancer referral target - by 87.5%

The trust which runs Lincolnshire’s hospitals missed its breast cancer referral target for the start of the year due to issues with staffing.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) missed the national standard for referring patients within two weeks by 87.5 per cent. The target for hospitals is set at 93 per cent, however in January 2019 the trust managed to refer just 5.5 per cent of patients.

People are expected to be referred to a specialist within two weeks if they are suspected of having breast cancer.

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