Rheumatoid arthritis sufferer says support 'patchy'
A rheumatoid arthritis sufferer has said support is "patchy" for people in Wales.
Nearly half a million people live with the illness in Wales, but some sufferers claim other conditions are given priority.
In May 2016, more than 3,000 people were referred to a specialist by their GP - compared with 1,810 referred in May 2012.
But on average, 28% of patients in Wales will get to see a specialist within three weeks, compared with 38% in the rest of the UK, figures showed.
A Welsh Government spokesperson said health boards were responsible for meeting the needs of their population.
Yvonne Spencer, 54, from Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis five years ago.
12 Jun 2017
- From the section Wales