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  • Release date: 9 February 2017
  • Period covered: Quarter ending September 2016 and December 2016
  • Next update: 9 March 2017
Monthly data showing the number of people waiting for more than 8 weeks for diagnostic services and 14 weeks for therapy services.

This shows the monthly number of patients waiting over the target time for diagnostic and therapy services from October 2009. Between October 2009 and January 2014, the number waiting over 8 weeks for diagnostics increased. This has since decreased overall. The number waiting over 14 weeks for therapies rose to a peak of 4,781 in June 2012, but has remained between around 2,000 and 3,000 since November 2012.

December 2016

Release date: 09 February 2017

Data has been published on StatsWales.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board have been unable to submit complete data for diagnostic endoscopy tests at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd for November and December 2016, due to moving to the national Welsh Patient Administration System (WPAS). NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) are working with the health board to resolve the issue. In October 2016 these tests had 27 patients waiting over 8 weeks for Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, so the overall figures for those waiting more than 8 weeks could be a little higher.

Key points

  • The number of people waiting more than 8 weeks for specified diagnostic services rose over the month from 10,316 to 10,832.
  • The median waiting time for those waiting for diagnostic services was 3.7 weeks.
  • The number of people waiting more than 14 weeks for specified therapy services rose over the month from 2,681 to 2,856.
  • The median waiting time for those waiting for therapy services was 5.3 weeks.

Quarter ending September 2016

Release date: 08 December 2016

This report includes information on median waiting times.

Further information

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

Contact

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

Media
Tel: 029 2089 8099

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