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  • Release date: 14 January 2016
  • Period covered: November 2015
  • Next update: 11 February 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 March 10th 2016. Monthly data will continue to be available on StatsWales with a summary headline.

Key points

  • By the end of November, a total of 438,957 patients were waiting for the start of their treatment. Of those patients, 84.7 per cent had been waiting less than 26 weeks and 94.1 per cent had been waiting less than 36 weeks from the date the referral letter was received in the hospital.
  • A total of 89,272 patients were treated during November. Of those patients, 76.2 per cent were treated within 26 weeks and 89.7 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 80.4 per cent of patients waiting less than 26 weeks to start treatment at Hywel Dda University LHB to 99.8 per cent of patients at Powys Teaching LHB.

Information on specialties not covered by referral to treatment times reporting is also presented in the release.

  • There were 1,557 patients waiting over 16 weeks for a first outpatient appointment for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at the end of November 2015.

Contact

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

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