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  • Release date: 19 July 2018
  • Period covered: 2016-17 and May 2018
  • Next update: 26 July 2018
Data showing information on the number of patients treated within 26 weeks of the date a referral letter was received in the hospital.

May 2018

Release date: 19 July 2018

Data has been published on StatsWales.


Release date: 13 July 2017

Key points

  • Over the year performance has improved against the 26 week target of 95% compared to the previous year, but was still below the target.
  • There has been an overall improvement since the start of 2016 following an overall decline since March 2012. The March 2017 figures were the best since March 2014.
  • The median wait for those waiting to start treatment varied throughout the year from a high of 10.3 weeks in December 2016 to low of 8.8 weeks in March 2017.
  • Each year over 1,000,000 pathways are closed in Wales.

Further information

Monthly data are published on StatsWales. This data is summarised in the monthly report ‘NHS activity and performance summary’ which includes data on a range of services and includes an online data tool.


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