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NHS diagnostic and therapy service waiting times

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  • Release date: 14 April 2016
  • Period covered: Quarter ending December 2015 and February 2016
  • Next update: 12 May 2016
Monthly data showing the number of people waiting for more than 8 weeks for diagnostic services and 14 weeks for therapy services.

Monthly data are published on StatsWales with a summary headline and a report is published quarterly.

Number of patients waiting over standard times for diagnostic and therapy services, October 2009 onwards - Chart showing the number of patients waiting over the target time for diagnostic and therapy services by month, October 2009 onwards. Between October 2009 and January 2014, the number of patients waiting more than 8 weeks for diagnostic services increased when the figures reached a peak of 27,998. Since then there has been an overall decrease, with 11,261 waiting over 8 weeks in February 2016, the lowest since May 2012. The number of patients waiting more than 14 weeks for therapy services remained under 1,000 from October 2009 until November 2011 but rose to a peak of 4,781 in June 2012. From November 2012 to August 2015 it remained between approximately 2,000 and 3,000. In the last six months it stayed around 3,000 until February, when it dropped to 2,230.

February 2016

Release date: 14 April 2016

Data has been published on StatsWales.

Key points

  • The number of people waiting more than 8 weeks for specified diagnostic services fell over the month from 15,961 to 11,261.
  • The number of people waiting more than 14 weeks for specified therapy services fell over the month from 2,845 to 2,230.

Quarter ending December 2015

Release date: 10 March 2016

In line with the outcome of the 2014 official statistics consultation, this is the first in a new series of quarterly releases. We welcome feedback on the new look release as well as any further analysis that would be of interest, as we plan to continue improving the contextual analysis in future quarters.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 029 2082 3642
Email: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Media
Tel: 029 2089 8099

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