Skip to content
Statistics

Referral to treatment times

Bookmark and Share
  • Release date: 11 February 2016
  • Period covered: December 2015
  • Next update: 10 March 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.

In line with the outcome of the 2014 official statistics consultation, the first in a new series of quarterly statistical releases will be published on 10 March 2016. Monthly data will continue to be available on StatsWales with a summary headline.

Please note there have been resubmissions for non-Referral to treatment times for Cwm Taf University Local Health Board (for October–November 2015 data) and Powys Teaching Local Health Board (for data from 2010 to 2015). We have noted the revisions and provided a full explanation on StatsWales.

Key points

  • By the end of December, a total of 439,090 patients were waiting for the start of their treatment. Of those patients, 83.5 per cent had been waiting less than 26 weeks and 94.0 per cent had been waiting less than 36 weeks from the date the referral letter was received in the hospital.
  • A total of 80,764 patients were treated during December. Of those patients, 75.7 per cent were treated within 26 weeks and 88.8 per cent were treated within 36 weeks of the date the referral letter was received in the hospital.
  • Performance at Local Health Board level varied from 79.2 per cent of patients waiting less than 26 weeks to start treatment at Hywel Dda University Local Health Board to 99.6 per cent of patients at Powys Teaching Local Health Board.

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

  • There were 1,490 patients waiting over 16 weeks for a first outpatient appointment for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at the end of December 2015.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5043
Email: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Keep up to date @StatisticsWales@StatisticsWales Sign up to our newsletterSign up to our newsletter
Share