NHS heart bypass surgery waiting times double in Wales

NHS heart bypass surgery waiting times double in Wales
 

The average length of time heart bypass patients have waited for surgery has nearly doubled across Wales.
Official statistics show patients waited an average of 79 days between April 2016 and March 2017, compared to 43 days in 2015-16.
Wales is lagging significantly behind the English NHS in six out of 11 of the main categories for procedures and diagnoses, other figures have shown.
The Welsh Government said it was working to cut bypass surgery waits.
England's average wait for a heart bypass was 51 days in 2016-17, 28 days fewer than in Wales.
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11 April 2018 in Health, Views: 37
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