Wait 18 weeks or longer for treatment on the NHS and you"ll get a private bed

Wait 18 weeks or longer for treatment on the NHS and you'll get a private bed By Daniel Martin, Whitehall Correspondent PUBLISHED: 00:07 GMT, 4 July 2012 | UPDATED: 06:54 GMT, 4 July 2012 Tens of thousands of patients who face having to wait more than 18 weeks for NHS treatment will be offered a bed in a private hospital, under reforms to be unveiled by Andrew Lansley today.