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Data on activity and performance in the Welsh NHS. It includes the latest available monthly information for April and May 2019 plus a summary of long term trends.

Unscheduled care

Average daily A&E attendances decreased in May. The percentage of patients spending less than 4 hours in A&E increased and the number of patients spending more than 12 hours in A&E decreased.

The average number of daily calls to the ambulance service decreased in May 2019. The percentage of red calls receiving an emergency response within 8 minutes met the target but was marginally lower than in April 2019.

Average A&E waiting times and the average emergency call response time for ambulances decreased in May.

The number of delayed transfers of care increased.

Scheduled care

The number of patients waiting longer than the target time for diagnostic and therapy tests increased in April and the average waits increased for both.

Referral to treatment performance declined with a decrease in the percentage of patients waiting less than the 26 weeks and an increase in the number of patients waiting longer than 36 weeks, while the average wait increased.

The percentage of patients starting treatment within the target time for cancer decreased for both patients on the urgent pathway and the not urgent pathway.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) performance declined.


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