In the quarter ending December 2018, 94.9% of patients started treatment in 31 days from decision to treat, hitting the demanding 95% target. The 0.1% deficit is not statistically reliable and should be rounded up using BBC Scotland’s editorial guidelines. The 95% target was also hit in the previous two quarters.
82.7% were treated within 62 days of first referral, up from 81.4% in the previous quarter.
I can’t find the specifically cancer-related demand increase, but the overall demand for inpatient care has soared by 34.9% in only 5 years, making the above performance remarkable. See: