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  • Release date: 14 July 2016
  • Period covered: Quarter ending March 2016 and May 2016
  • Next update: 11 August 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.

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, reaching a peak of 27,998. Since then there has been an overall decrease, with 9,134 waiting over 8 weeks in May 2016. 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 May 2016 it remained between approximately 2,000 and 3,000.

May 2016

Release date: 14 July 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 10,141 to 9,134.
  • The number of people waiting more than 14 weeks for specified therapy services rose over the month from 2,231 to 2,417.

Quarter ending March 2016

Release date: 9 June 2016

This report includes new information on median waiting times. We welcome feedback on these new additions plus 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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