DELAYS is for routine surgery at their poorest level since January 2009, an English NHS data display.
Around 4.3 million people were waiting for hip and cataract things at the end of September.
It is intended that hospitals treat patients who need emergency care within 18 weeks – but 13.3 per cent, about 570,000, have been waiting longer.
Here is the worst performance close to a decade when the figure was 14.5 percent.
High-speed emergency receipts last month removed at 542,435 – up 5.7 per cent in a year.
Tom Sandford, from the Royal College of Nursing, said: "Everywhere you look, you'll see our healthcare system tied."
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Rob Harwood, of the British Medical Association, said: "We're not just experiencing a winter crisis in the NHS – it's a real crisis during the year.
"These figures should call the alarm bells to the NHS and the Government as we go to the winter".
NHS England said: "The NHS continues to look after an increasing number of people who need our care".