Wefan Gymraeg

A long way to go on A&E waiting times in Wales

Figures released today show that, in April, just 83.3% of Welsh A&E patients waited less than four hours from arrival until admission, transfer or discharge - well below the Welsh Government target of 95%.

The figures also show that over 2,145 patients waited over 12 hours in A&E from arrival until admission, transfer or discharge. The target is zero.

Kirsty Williams, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, said:

“These figures, despite a small improvement on last month, show we still have a long way to go on A&E waiting times in Wales. Now that the General Election is over, I hope we can get away from the Punch & Judy style mudslinging we have seen from the Tories and Labour, and start working together with a cross party commission to find solutions to this long term issue.

“Nearly every day I see and hear about the superb work our NHS does for patients. But there are also big challenges and needs for improvement in areas. The Welsh Labour Government needs to deliver an NHS that is properly staffed and resourced so that our superb NHS workforce can do what they are trained to do, deliver a world class NHS.”

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