More than 180,000 patients were waiting for more than 13 weeks for hospital treatment in England at the end of December, an increase of more than 15,000, according to government statistics.

The number of patients waiting more than 20 weeks also rose, by 2,000, last month to 46,000.

See the full figures here

More than 180,000 patients were waiting for more than 13 weeks for hospital treatment in England at the end of December, an increase of more than 15,000, according to government statistics.

The number of patients waiting more than 20 weeks also rose, by 2,000, last month to 46,000.

See the full figures here