Rise in patients waiting longer than 36 weeks for treatment

NHS waiting times in Wales have reached an all-time high, according to new figures. The Welsh Government says it's working hard to ensure patients receive treatment in a timely manner.

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Welsh Government defends patient waiting times

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.

– Welsh Government spokesperson

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