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NHS diagnostic and therapy service waiting times

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  • Release date: 22 June 2017
  • Period covered: 2016-17
  • Next update: 20 July 2017
Data showing the number of people waiting for more than 8 weeks for diagnostic services and 14 weeks for therapy services.

2016-17

Key points

Diagnostic services

  • Overall, 2016-17 has been the best year in terms of numbers waiting over 8 weeks since 2011-12.
  • By the end of the year, the majority of waits over 8 weeks were for diagnostic endoscopy patients at Cardiff and Vale and Aneurin Bevan University Health Boards.

Therapy services

The number waiting over 14 weeks has remained relatively stable over 2016-17, with numbers remaining between 2,200 and 2,900. The majority of these waits were at Hywel Dda University Health Board (66.3 per cent in March 2017).

April 2017

Data has been published on StatsWales.

Note

Monthly data are published on StatsWales and a report will be published annually. This data is summarised in the monthly report ‘NHS activity and performance summary’ which includes data on a range of services and includes an online data tool.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 3642
Email: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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