Betsi Cadwaladr’s waiting times worst in Wales

Aled Roberts, North Wales Liberal Democrat Assembly Member is calling for action on Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board’s waiting times for patients being referred to hospital for treatment. They were the worst in Wales in November last year in figures released today by the Welsh Assembly Research Service.

Aled Roberts, North Wales Liberal Democrat Assembly Member is calling for action on Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board’s waiting times for patients being referred to hospital for treatment. They were the worst in Wales in November last year in figures released today by the Welsh Assembly Research Service.

 “It is worrying that people in North Wales have the longest waits in the Welsh NHS before they are treated in hospital after being referred by a GP,” commented Aled Roberts.  “But of even greater concern is that every month since March 2013 more people in North Wales are waiting longer – there has been a 7% increase in those waiting for more than 6 months and a 4% increase for those waiting over 9 months.

 “These figures are of serious concern and I will be writing today to the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to ask what action is being taken to reverse the month on month increase in the number of people waiting over 6 and 9 months for hospital treatment. I will also be contacting the Community Health Council in North Wales to ask that they investigate these figures.

 “The situation in the rest of Wales may be a little better than in the North but overall our government is failing to meet its target of having just 5% waiting more than six months for treatment and nobody waiting over 9 months.”

 

 NOTES

Here is the link to the Research Service Report

 http://assemblyinbrief.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/new-publication-nhs-referral-to-treatment-waiting-times-4/


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