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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Patients newly diagnosed via the urgent suspected cancer route starting treatment by local health board and month
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WalesBetsi Cadwaladr University Health Board152155159137166141122128126131161135152
Hywel Dda University Health Board8098981091131069489100101979287
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board13315512913814712312911616211713990136
Cwm Taf University Health Board51685247646053416252705556
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board10410891108919611911913311113795106
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board8384859979979387100781089597


Monthly Cancer Waiting Times via the Urgent Suspected Cancer route (April 2012 onwards)

Last update
20 July 2017 20 July 2017

Next update
17 August 2017

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Cancer waiting times data, Welsh Local Health Boards

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local health boards

Geographical coverage

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
The patients shown here are those newly diagnosed with cancer who started definitive treatment via the Urgent Suspected Cancer route. The national target for these patients is: at least 95 per cent of patients diagnosed with cancer, via the urgent suspected cancer route will start definitive treatment within 62 days of receipt of referral.

Care should be taken when interpreting percentages, especially when dealing with small numbers.

Data collection and calculation
Please find this information in the related statistical release, as per the given weblink.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
April 2012 onwards

Users, uses and context
Please find this information in the related statistical release, as per the given weblink.

Revisions information
Hywel Dda University Health Board have resubmitted data for urgent suspected cancer referrals received and confirmed urgent by the specialist in April 2017.

Statistical quality
Please find this information in the related statistical release, as per the given weblink.

The most recent statistical release can be found on the following weblink:

cancer; waiting times; health