Dr Foster, an online provider of health information, finds cataract patients in the St Albans hospital wait an average of 152 days, compared to a national average of 95 days. The number is a sharp increase in comparison to those in the Luton and Dunstable Hospital.
A spokesperson from West Herts Hospitals Trust said,
"Along with all Trusts in the United Kingdom, we are working towards achieving a total 126-day wait from GP referral to treatment for cataracts by the end of November, in line with the Government target."
Source: The Herts Advertiser 24