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Waiting times up in Welsh hospitals, figures show

The number of patients waiting more than nine months for hospital treatment in Wales has more than doubled in six months, figures show.

The number of patients waiting jumped from 5,414 to 11,672, in the six months since March this year.

The Welsh government wants 95% of patients treated within 26 weeks, but only 88.4% were seen within that time.

It blamed the poor performance on health boards having to treat long-waiting patients.

BBC Wales' health correspondent Owain Clarke reports.

NHS waiting times more than double

  • 14 Nov 2013
  • From the section Wales
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