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Rise in longest waiting times

Figures show the number of patients in Wales waiting longer than 36 weeks has risen sharply.

7,611 patients waiting for that length of time in April, a rise of more than 2,000 on the previous month, according to Statistics Wales figures.

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Number of patients waiting over 36 weeks for treatment rises

Figures show the number of patients in Wales waiting longer than 36 weeks for treatment has risen sharply.

7,611 patients waiting for that length of time in April, a rise of more than 2,000 on the previous month, according to Statistics Wales figures.

The Welsh Government has a target for 100% of patients to begin treatment within 36 weeks.

A further 30,988 were waiting between 26 and 36 weeks to start treatment.

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