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NHS diagnostic and therapy service waiting times

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  • Release date: 8 December 2016
  • Period covered: Quarter ending September 2016 and October 2016
  • Next update: 12 January 2017
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.

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.

October 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 10,821 to 10,176.
  • The number of people waiting more than 14 weeks for specified therapy services fell over the month from 2,873 to 2,691.

Quarter ending September 2016

This report includes information on median waiting times.


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