Patients in limbo after cancelled cancer surgery as Covid delays NHS care

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Suspension of hospital treatment has also affected those awaiting hip and knee replacements

Patients have told of their pain and fear after having potentially life-saving surgery cancelled repeatedly since the start of the pandemic because of Covid’s devastating impact on normal NHS care.

People who were due to have an operation for cancer or a hip and knee replacement have been the worst affected by long delays, stories shared by Guardian readers show. But the suspension of NHS treatment has also hit those awaiting a hysterectomy or gall bladder removal.

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