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NHS diagnostic and therapy service waiting times

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  • Release date: 19 April 2018
  • Period covered: 2016-17 and February 2018
  • Next update: 17 May 2018
Data showing the number of people waiting for more than 8 weeks for diagnostic services and 14 weeks for therapy services.

February 2018

Release date: 19 April 2018

Data has been published on StatsWales.


Release date: 22 June 2017

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).

Further information

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.


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