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NHS activity and performance summary

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  • Release date: 19 July 2018
  • Period covered: May/June 2018
  • Next update: 23 August 2018
A monthly report summarising data on activity and performance in the Welsh NHS. It includes the latest available monthly information plus a summary of long term trends.

The percentage of patients spending less than four hours in A&E increased over the month, as did the average daily attendances. The average daily attendance is now the highest on record. The number of patients spending more than 12 hours in A&E increased slightly over the month.

The average number of daily calls to the ambulance service was 1,295, up 2.3 per cent on the previous month. The target continues to be met.

The number of patients waiting more than 8 weeks for specified diagnostic services or over 14 weeks for therapy services increased over the month, although both are notably lower than this time last year.

Referral to treatment performance (RTT) remained similar to last month. Performance for those waiting less than 4 weeks for a first outpatient appointment for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) continued to improve in May and is the highest it has been since March 2017.

The percentage of patients starting treatment for cancer via both pathways fell this month. The number of delayed transfers of care increased slightly to 447, remaining low compared with the medium term trend.

The remaining targets for scheduled and unscheduled care continue to be missed.

The median waiting times for A&E decreased since the previous month whereas the median waiting time increased for Diagnostics and Therapy services, Referral to Treatment and Ambulance response times.

Further information

Alongside this report we have produced an interactive dashboard which can be found under the 'View data' tab above.


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