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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 information on the number of patients treated within 26 weeks of the date a referral letter was received in the hospital.

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

Chart showing the percentage of patient pathways waiting less than the target time by month, September 2011 onwards. The chart shows a gradual decline since March 2012, which was the peak month for each target.

May 2016

Release date: 14 July 2016

From April 2016 the Treatment Function Codes have changed. Whilst some have a direct mapping to another several do not. As more activity moves to the new codes we will provide users with further information regarding the changes, and where possible mapping.

Data has been published on StatsWales.

Key points

  • By the end of May, a total of 434,166 patient pathways were waiting for the start of their treatment. Of these, 86.0 per cent had been waiting less than 26 weeks and 95.5 per cent had been waiting less than 36 weeks from the date the referral letter was received in the hospital.
  • Performance at Local Health Board level varied from 80.2 per cent of patient pathways waiting less than 26 weeks to start treatment at Hywel Dda University LHB to 99.3 per cent of patient pathways at Powys Teaching LHB during May.
  • The median wait for those waiting to start treatment was 9.4 weeks in May 2016.
  • A total of 88,554 patient pathways were closed during May. Of those pathways, 78.2 per cent were closed within 26 weeks and 91.8 per cent were closed within 36 weeks of the date the referral letter was received in the hospital.

Information on specialties not covered by referral to treatment times reporting is also published.

  • There were 1,082 patient pathways waiting over 16 weeks for a first outpatient appointment for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at the end of May 2016.

Quarter ending March 2016

Release date: 9 June 2016

This report includes information on median waiting times and stage of pathway.

Contact

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

Media
Tel: 029 2089 8099

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