NHS Providers responds to new British Heart Foundation report 'The untold heartbreak'

09 August 2021

Responding to the new British Heart Foundation (BHF) report The untold heartbreak, the chief executive of NHS Providers, Chris Hopson, said:

"The NHS is going at full pelt to recover the care backlogs as a result of COVID-19, including those patients waiting for cardiac care.

"However, despite the great efforts of NHS staff,  the extraordinary pressures posed by the pandemic have resulted in some patients waiting longer for treatment and care.

"This latest report highlights once again the scale of the challenges faced by the health service, and the importance of ensuring it has the resources to be able to provide the quality of care that patients rightly expect, and that trusts want to deliver."