Staffing pressures forced the backlog to explode
HOW can a backlog of just a few thousand unread X-rays -- which was supposed to be "under control" in August -- suddenly become a mountain of almost 58,000 by Dec-ember?
The saga surrounding the latest hospital scandal which has led to thousands of patients being subjected to huge anxiety over whether their scans were misread became a twisted web yesterday.
An X-ray can be expertly assessed by most treating specialists. But the opinion of a radiologist with a trained eye can be crucial in getting a patient's correct diagnosis .