Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Supporting midwives to support women in pregnancy and childbirth
A new model of clinical supervision for midwives in Wales was launched by Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Professor Jean White.
- Health Secretary Vaughan Gething announces all-Wales PrEP trial
- Ken Skates keen to explore further A55 improvements
- Supporting midwives to support women in pregnancy and childbirth
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Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
ActivityThe number of emergency ambulance calls has been rising steadily for many years with clear peaks in the winter months. December 2016 saw the highest number of calls received. A&E attendances, in contrast, are generally higher in the summer months, with a slowly increasing trend over the last few years.
The number of referrals for a first outpatient appointment has increased slightly in recent years. In terms of scheduled care, the number of patient pathways closed per month varies throughout the year with the numbers tending to be lower in December whilst there are increasing numbers of referrals confirmed as urgent suspected cancer.
PerformanceReferral to treatment times (RTT), diagnostic waiting times, urgent cancer waits and waiting times for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) have all shown improvement over the shorter term. The number of people waiting over 8 weeks for a diagnostic test was its lowest since June 2011. However, the targets for scheduled and unscheduled care continue to be missed.
The ambulance target was met for March 2017 and has been since its introduction under the new clinical model in October 2015.
ContextMedian waiting times were broadly unchanged from the previous month across all services. The number of delayed transfers of care remains close to record lows, although it is up a little over the month.
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