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How is YOUR hospital faring? NHS widget reveals impact of cuts on west London hospitals

With Thursday's General Election looming, check out this widget to see how your local hospital is faring ahead of the vote

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Policies on the NHS are factors which will undoubtedly influence how a lot of people vote in the General Election on Thursday (June 8).

But with one doctors' union claiming the NHS is at "breaking point", just how well is your local hospital faring at the moment?

Check out this hospitals widget, which has been updated with the most recent March data, that shows how things have changed since 2010.

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Among other statistics, the widget reveals hospital waiting times and the number of patients waiting more than six weeks for treatment.

For example, at Royal Brompton Hospital, the number of people starting treatment in less than 18 weeks is apparently down by 4%.

At Northwick Park Hospital , under the London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, the number of cancer patients starting treatment in less than 62 days is similarly down by 15%.

In Hillingdon Hospital, the number of delays leaving hospital, also known as "bed blocking", is apparently up by 1,400%.

The statistics show Hillingdon Hospital has been suffering since 2010

Last month, getwestlondon reported that Harrow borough is paying the price for the lowest NHS funding in London.

According to NHS data, Northwick Park Hospital's A&E department had the worst record for waiting times in the UK .

Overall, their A&E department had a total of 25,229 admissions in February and figures reveal nearly half of those patients, 43.4%, had to wait more than four hours to be seen.

Also falling behind was The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Trust, which saw 42% of patients being made to wait in A&E.

The current government standard is to see 95% of patients within four hours of their arrival in hospital.

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