It is scary to think of being left for nine months or longer whilst waiting for surgery and my heart goes out to anyone waiting who is suffering with painful symptoms in the meantime.

Running the NHS is a vast balancing act and the NHS only has finite resources. The job of allocating those resources is not an easy one and it is certainly not one I envy. 

Who wants to be the person to decide that this person/illness should be treated before another person/illness?