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5,000 soldiers waiting to be treated by British hospitals

About 5,000 injured British troops are not able to join military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan because they are on the British health service’s waiting lists for treatment, a newspaper reported. Citing military doctors, The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that one particular military hospital — the Royal Hospital Haslar — on the southern English coast was being under-used, and a consultant physician there, Peter Golding, said he was being sent soldiers referred from as far as Scotland and Germany because their local hospitals “could not cope”. Full Story

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