Wales NHS run by Welsh Labour misses elimination of 2-year waits target in Wales
The Labour Government has missed its target of eliminating two-year waits in most specialities, with the release of the latest Welsh NHS waiting time statistics showing 31,726 people were still waiting over two years to receive treatment in March this year.
In other parts of the UK, two-year NHS waits have been eliminated since July 2022.
Commenting, Welsh Conservative Shadow Health Minister, Russell George MS said:
Inhuman two-year waits only seem to be a feature of our Labour-run Welsh NHS.
“While waiting lists are high across the UK, inhuman two year waits only seem to be a feature of our Labour-run Welsh NHS.
“In England, these waits have been virtually eliminated. In fact, there are now three times as many people waiting two years in Wales than there are people waiting 18 months in England, despite England having 18 times our population.
“This is completely unacceptable for the tens of thousands of people in Wales waiting years for treatment and the nearly 1-in-4 waiting for treatment in Wales overall.
“The Labour Health Minister needs to urgently address these figures and listen to Welsh Conservative calls to rapidly roll out surgical hubs and enact a workforce plan to get on top of this backlog.”
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