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Cancer waiting times concern in Wales

Waiting time targets for urgent cancer cases in Wales are still being missed, despite a pledge they would be met by March.

The Welsh government target is for 95% of patients to be seen by a specialist in 62 days, but the latest figure is 84%.

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board had 69.9% of patients start treatment in time while Aneurin Bevan achieved 98%. The Welsh government said most patients are seen within the target.

Launching its cancer patient experience survey on Wednesday, the Welsh government said poor weather had contributed to the "disappointing" figures.

Former Labour AM for Clwyd South Karen Sinclair was diagnosed with a rare form of bone marrow cancer in 2008,

She talked to BBC Radio Wales about her experiences, while Susan Morris, general manager for MacMillan Cancer Support in Wales, said she was "disappointed" targets have been missed.

Cancer waiting time target missed

  • 29 May 2013