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

Unscheduled care

Average daily A&E attendances decreased in August, following the record high in July. The percentage of patients spending less than 4 hours in A&E decreased slightly 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 August. The percentage of red calls receiving an emergency response within 8 minutes met the target but was below 70% for the second consecutive month.

The average emergency call response time for ambulances increased slightly and the number of delayed transfers of care increased in August.

Scheduled care

The number of patients waiting longer than the target time for diagnostic and therapy tests increased in July. Average waits decreased slightly for both diagnostic and therapy tests.

Referral to treatment performance was mixed; the same percentage of patients waited less than 26 weeks but more patients waited longer than 36 weeks. The average time waiting for treatment decreased slightly.

The percentage of patients starting treatment within the target time for cancer increased for patients on both the urgent and not via the urgent cancer pathways. Experimental statistics for the single cancer pathway are also included in this release.


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