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  • Release date: 11 August 2016
  • Period covered: Quarter ending March 2016 and June 2016
  • Next update: 8 September 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, although there has been an improvement in 2016, with June 2016 showing the best performance against the 26 week target since July 2014.

June 2016

Release date: 11 August 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 June, a total of 434,928 patient pathways were waiting for the start of their treatment. Of these, 87.1 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 (LHB) level varied from 81.5 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 June.
  • The median wait for those waiting to start treatment was 9.3 weeks in June 2016.
  • A total of 94,393 patient pathways were closed during June. Of those pathways, 77.2 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 1,062 patient pathways waiting over 16 weeks for a first outpatient appointment for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at the end of June 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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