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Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Waiting on waiting times

Looking at the latest NHS Wales waiting times, makes for worrying reading. There is quite clearly a rise in the number of patients waiting in these target areas. As such we would be extremely about the Welsh Assembly Government's ability to meet the two deadlines set for March 2009;

Reducing the maximum waiting time for inpatient or day case treatment to 14 weeks.

Reducing the maximum waiting time for a first outpatient appointment to 10 weeks.

If you also take into account the fact Winter is approaching, bringing with it the usual seasonal rise in emergency admissions, meeting these targets looks even less likely.

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