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NHS diagnostic and therapy service waiting times

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  • Release date: 13 October 2016
  • Period covered: Quarter ending June 2016 and August 2016
  • Next update: 10 November 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.

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.

August 2016

Release date: 13 October 2016

Data has been published on StatsWales.

Key points

  • The number of people waiting more than 8 weeks for specified diagnostic services rose over the month from 8,826 to 9,806.
  • The number of people waiting more than 14 weeks for specified therapy services rose over the month from 2,678 to 2,790.

Quarter ending June 2016

Release date: 08 September 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.


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