What a worrying trend!
We like to think of services such as healthcare constantly improving, not worsening.
This needs to be addressed.
More than half (51 per cent) of NHS trust's financial directors say patient care in their area deteriorated in the last 12 months, and waiting time targets have deteriorated slightly despite “major drives” to improve performance. 85 finance directors responded to the quarterly NHS monitoring analysis by the King’s Fund think-tank - accounting for more than a third of NHS trusts. Just 6 per cent of areas thought services had improved in that time.