– Welsh Government spokesperson
The length of waits over 36 weeks is reducing, the majority of patients continue to wait less than 26 weeks, and the median wait continues to be around 10 weeks.
While it is disappointing to note the rise in the number of patients waiting over 36 weeks this month, the NHS Wales is working hard to ensure patients receive treatment in a timely manner, and in order of clinical priority both for planned and urgent care.
NHS waiting times in Wales have reached an all-time high, according to new figures.
By the end of November, more than 13,000 patients had been waiting more than 36 weeks to start treatment.
This is despite the Welsh Government's target for 100% of patients to be seen within this period.