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Data Provider: Welsh Government Number of outpatient appointments (new and follow up) for ophthalmology by year and health board
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TotalFollow up appointments221,118220,885234,324254,434247,697249,110246,266243,483249,194237,031232,428228,044142,500199,729216,050
New appointments89,69585,27185,59085,77083,16980,58276,34678,65687,27885,71387,50586,17742,73470,74888,156


General description

The information presented here shows the number of new and follow up outpatient appointments for ophthalmology.

Data collection and calculation

Note that this data does not match the wider StatsWales data for Outpatient activity, as the data presented here is on a Welsh provider basis, which includes activity provided by Welsh organisations and data submitted by English organisations with records for patients who are registered with a Welsh GP. The StatsWales data however is presented on a Welsh activity basis (i.e. the outpatient activity carried out at hospital sites in Wales, which includes activity carried out by English organisations in Welsh hospitals and excludes activity carried out in England for Welsh residents or organisations).
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 Morganwg 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.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

2008-09 onwards.

Statistical quality

Please find this information in the related statistical publication and quality report, as per given weblink.


Number of outpatient appointments (new and follow up) for ophthalmology by year and health board

Last update

27 July 2023 27 July 2023

Next update

To be confirmed

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Outpatient Referral Dataset, Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW)

Contact email

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


Ophthalmic; Eye Care; Hospital Eye Service; Eye