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  • Release date: 10 November 2016
  • Period covered: Quarter ending June 2016 and September 2016
  • Next update: 8 December 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 times by month, September 2011 onwards. The chart shows a gradual decline between March 2012 until early 2016 with an increase since for both targets.

September 2016

Release date: 10 November 2016

Data has been published on StatsWales.

Key points

  • By the end of September, a total of 443,820 patient pathways were waiting for the start of their treatment. Of these, 86.1 per cent had been waiting less than 26 weeks and 96.0 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 80.6 per cent of patient pathways waiting less than 26 weeks to start treatment at Hywel Dda University Local Health Board (LHB) to 99.4 per cent of patient pathways at Powys Teaching LHB during September.
  • The median wait for those waiting to start treatment was 10.1 weeks in September 2016.
  • A total of 91,582 patient pathways were closed during September. Of those pathways, 76.4 per cent were closed within 26 weeks and 90.4 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 971 patient pathways waiting over 16 weeks for a first outpatient appointment for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at the end of September 2016.

Quarter ending June 2016

Release date: 08 September 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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