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Hospital Waiting Times

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 12 October 2006, to question 93595, how many patients were waiting for an NHS operation at a hospital in Wales for longer than 26 weeks in the last three years. (96830)

As at the end of August 2006 there were 61,616 patients waiting for in-patient or day case treatment in Wales.

Of that total, over 63 per cent. of the patients had been waiting for three months or less.

Further details of the NHS waiting times for Wales at the end of August 2006 can be found on