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NHS activity and performance summary

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  • Release date: 18 October 2018
  • Period covered: August/September 2018
  • Next update: 22 November 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.

Average daily Accident and Emergency (A&E) attendances fell in September and the percentage of patients spending less than four hours in A&E increased slightly over the month. The number of patients spending more than 12 hours in A&E increased compared to August.

The average number of daily calls to the ambulance service decreased slightly in September. The percentage of red calls receiving an emergency response within 8 minutes met the target but decreased slightly compared to August.

Referral to treatment time performance declined with fewer patients waiting less than 26 weeks and more waiting more than 36 weeks. The number of patients waiting longer than the target time for diagnostic tests increased in August, whereas those waiting longer than the target time for therapy services decreased.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) performance continued to decline in August. Less than half of patients had been waiting less than 4 weeks for treatment.

The percentage of patients starting treatment within target time for cancer increased for the urgent suspected pathway but decreased a little for patients not on the urgent pathway.

The number of delayed transfers of care increased. The remaining targets for scheduled and unscheduled care were missed.

Average A&E waiting times increased and average ambulance response times decreased slightly in September. The average number of weeks waited for RTT, diagnostic tests or therapy services increased in August.

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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