£30m extra funding has been announced for health boards to reduce waiting lists across Wales.
Over the last two years, £100 million of additional funding has been provided to NHS Wales to reduce referral to treatment, diagnostic and therapy waiting times.
Health boards have now submitted plans to access funding from the £30m performance fund to reduce waiting lists by March next year.
Health boards will only receive the full amount of funding if they meet the agreed delivery targets to cut waiting lists.
Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething AM, says there needs to be new ways to reduce times for patients:
The £30m is from the Welsh Government health budget and not related to the recent UK Government announcement for extra NHS funding.