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A&E waiting time targets missed

The two headline targets for patients waiting in Accident and Emergency departments in Wales were missed in June, according to new figures. The Welsh Government says health boards are "moving in the right direction" over A&E pressures.

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A&E waiting time targets missed

The Welsh Government says health boards are "moving in the right direction to tackle the challenges facing A&E", despite the two headline targets for waiting times in Accident and Emergency Departments in the NHS in Wales being missed in figures released today.

A&E departments have faced unprecedented pressures in recent months. Credit: PA

The target for 2013-14 is to eradicate waits of more than 12 hours in emergency care - but, in June, 483 patients had to wait for more than 12 hours.

Another target - for 95 percent of patients to spend less than for hours waiting - was also missed.

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