The BBC has seen internal figures to show that on 18 January this year, the number of children waiting for a procedure had reached 6,185, with 1,102 children having waited for over a year.
Mr Khalil said: "The waiting list in the children's hospital has basically ballooned over the last few years.
"We now have hundreds of children who have waited over a year to have their surgery done.
were giving elective cases priority, but it almost became like a
culture, that it is difficult to cancel elective cases to do emergency
That is one of the most damning and stupid things I've ever read. And as nasty a condemnation of the NHS as I've read(and over the last few years I've read some seriously disgusting stuff).