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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Patients waiting to start treatment by month and grouped weeks

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Oct-0973,720
Nov-0972,640
Dec-0971,662
Jan-1071,891
Feb-1075,011
Mar-1081,061
Apr-1084,067
May-1084,835
Jun-1082,445
Jul-1086,174
Aug-1084,003
Sep-10Mae Endosgopi Diagnostig, Deie84,501
Oct-10Mae Endosgopi Diagnostig, Deie83,685
Nov-10Mae Endosgopi Diagnostig, Deie81,634
Dec-10Mae Endosgopi Diagnostig, Deie81,708
Jan-11Mae Endosgopi Diagnostig, Deie79,931
Feb-11Mae Endosgopi Diagnostig, Deie84,726
Mar-11Mae Endosgopi Diagnostig, Deie91,361
Apr-11Mae Endosgopi Diagnostig, Deie93,770
May-11Mae Endosgopi Diagnostig, Deie94,107
Jun-1195,219
Jul-1197,921
Aug-1196,270
Sep-1198,097
Oct-1199,395
Nov-1198,462
Dec-11102,932
Jan-12101,442
Feb-12104,242
Mar-12110,648
Apr-12112,194
May-12113,533
Jun-12116,506
Jul-12116,791
Aug-12113,518
Sep-12113,292
Oct-12Amcangyfrifir data ffisiothera115,192
Nov-12111,262
Dec-12114,014
Jan-13111,939
Feb-13Amcangyfrifir data ffisiothera115,152
Mar-13117,973
Apr-13117,611
May-13120,057
Jun-13Amcangyfrifir data radioleg a120,159
Jul-13121,350
Aug-13121,271
Sep-13121,318
Oct-13118,104
Nov-13120,942
Dec-13121,607
Jan-14121,597
Feb-14122,791
Mar-14125,348
Apr-14Amcangyfrifir data niwroffisio124,927
May-14125,304
Jun-14125,083
Jul-14123,462
Aug-14124,223
Sep-14121,644
Oct-14122,311
Nov-14119,976
Dec-14117,991
Jan-15114,344
Feb-15115,943
Mar-15117,073
Apr-15118,371
May-15121,852
Jun-15121,026
Jul-15122,466
Aug-15122,361
Sep-15121,788
Oct-15120,220
Nov-15119,690
Dec-15122,584
Jan-16120,030
Feb-16118,817
Mar-16116,615
Apr-16116,846
May-16119,063
Jun-16118,498
Jul-16118,511
Aug-16115,345
Sep-16118,243
Oct-16118,416
Nov-16116,057
Dec-16115,329
Jan-17110,383
Feb-17109,933
Mar-17112,853
Apr-17Amcangyfrifir data ar gyfer mi113,027
May-17114,652
Jun-17115,419
Jul-17114,615
Aug-17113,009
Sep-17111,906
Oct-17114,543
Nov-17113,144
Dec-17111,184
Jan-18103,514
Feb-18103,197
Mar-18102,263
Apr-18113,981
May-18117,702
Jun-18117,890
Jul-18118,132
Aug-18117,488
Sep-18113,691
Oct-18113,695
Nov-18112,429
Dec-18113,171
Jan-19110,351
Feb-19114,238
Mar-19117,640
Apr-19O 1 Ebrill 2019, symudodd darp121,927
May-19124,085
Jun-19119,869
Jul-19120,147
Aug-19117,673
Sep-19115,059
Oct-19118,174

Metadata

Title

Diagnostic and Therapy Services Waiting Times by week

Last update

31/01/2022 31/01/2022

Next update

No further updates, unless subject to revision.

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Diagnostic and therapy services waiting times, Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW)

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage

Wales

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 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

This table provides diagnostic and therapy services waiting times data for Oct 2009 - Oct 2019.

Data collection and calculation

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

From 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. For more information see the joint statement from Cwm Taf and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Boards (see weblinks). The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board. A link to the statement from the minister for health and social service can be found in the weblinks section.

Sites that were previously included under Community in Betsi Cadwaladr have been included individually in the data from October 2019 onwards. These sites are Abergele Hospital, Bryn Beryl Hospital, Cefni Hospital, Dolgellau & Barmouth District, Eryri Hospital, NW Cancer Treament Centre, Ruthin Community Hospital, Tywyn & District War Memorial, Ysbyty Alltwen and Ysbyty Penrhos Stanley.

Frequency of publication

No longer updated

Data reference periods

October 2009 - October 2019

Users, uses and context

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

Statistical quality

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

Betsi Cadwaladr were unable to submit data relating to therapy waiting times in April 2020 due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Derwen Hospital did not submit any data for therapies from August 2020 due to the Mental Health Migration project. Bridgend was unable to submit consultant, gastroscopy and MRI sub-speciality data for August and September 2020.This affects diagnostic and therapy services activity and performance data in Cwm Taf Morgannwg, Swansea Bay and at a Wales level in those months.

Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic all non-urgent outpatient appointments were suspended in March 2020. Meaning, most hospitals had to reduce or suspend the Diagnostic and Therapy services they offered, which led to an increase in the numbers waiting for the month of April 2020 and subsequent months.

From the April 2018 data (from the June 2018 release of this publication onwards), additional diagnostic tests for Cardiology have been included in the Diagnostic and Therapy waiting times data. These new records have been included in the waiting time totals and as a result there has been an increase in the number of people waiting for a diagnostic test.

Data for April 2017 for Cwm Taf University Health Board are estimated using their data for March 2017, as they were unable to provide any data for April 2017.

Due to a data issue, figures for nuclear medicine for Aneurin Bevan were under reported between February 2015 and July 2015 inclusive. During these months data for Myocardial Perfusion Scans were not reported under nuclear medicine, whereas outside of these months this test was included under nuclear medicine. Therefore, the decrease in patients seen in February 2015 and the increase seen in August 2015 were due to the way the data were reported, rather than changes in actual numbers of patients. This has caused a difference of approximately 350-400 patients each month, and approximately 150 to 190 of these each month were waiting 8 weeks or longer for their scan. Therefore the exclusion of these patients slightly improves the Welsh performance against the standard.

Neurophysiology data for April 2014 for Betsi Cadwaladr University LHB are estimated using their data for March 2014, this is due to the implementation of the service to a new hospital site which resulted in the April 2014 data being unreliable and hence not submitted by the LHB.

Physiotherapy data for February 2013 for Cardiff and Vale University LHB are estimated using their data for January 2013. This is due to Cardiff and Vale University being unable to provide full data on physiotherapy for February 2013, because staff sickness resulted in patients not being entered into the system in time for the submission.
Radiology & imaging data for June 2013 for Cardiff and Vale University LHB are estimated using their data for May 2013. This is due to Cardiff and Vale University experiencing technical difficulties with the base data.

Physiotherapy data for October 2012 for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board are estimated using their data for September 2012, as they were unable to provide full data on physiotherapy for October 2012.

Diagnostic Endoscopy, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiological Measurement, Physiotherapy and Speech Language for Withybush General Hospital (Hywel Dda Health Board) have been estimated for September 2010 – May 2011 using data from August 2010 as they were unable to submit data due to migration from PAS to Myrddin.

Keywords

hospital; waiting times; diagnostic; therapy