The latest stats from NHS England, published in January, reveal that 38,912 patients in Sutton are waiting to start treatment.
The statistics show that some 8,515 patients have been left waiting over 18 weeks after their referral to treatment, while 151 have been waiting over a whole year.
Despite the rising need for NHS services here, the Conservatives are still cutting services at St Helier hospital.
Nationally, the figures show that 6 million people are on NHS waiting lists – a number that has doubled since 2015. This has led to the Liberal Democrats slamming the Conservatives for putting in-fighting ahead of the health crisis the country faces.
Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Carshalton & Wallington Bobby Dean said:
“It is beyond disappointing to see the government sit on their hands and fail to publish this much-needed plan because of internal Conservative Party fighting.
“These statistics show that 38,912 patients across Sutton are being left to suffer because the government can't get its act together and publish their plan.
"It's extremely worrying that the Conservatives are still cutting services from St Helier hospital.
“Residents have played their part in protecting the NHS and now they deserve better. At the very least the Government should start the process to help the thousands of people left stranded on huge waiting lists in Sutton.”