The spokeswoman added: "Almost eight out of 10 people waiting
for a routine diagnostic test, and more than nine out of 10 people waiting
for therapy services were waiting
less than the target time.
She said reducing these waiting
periods has to be a priority for the Welsh Government and called the statistics "shameful".
The Optometrists Association Australia says some people are housebound for four years while waiting
for eye surgery.
The same research shows that roughly nine out of 10 emergency room visitors nationwide can expect to spend anywhere between zero and 208 minutes in the waiting
room before seeing a health care provider.
wbe ec be b A spokesman said more people waiting
longer than 18 weeks were being treated because action was being taken by the NHS to cut the number of people left on longterm waiting
over 36 weeks to start treatment was the lowest since January 2011, and over 26 weeks the lowest since last April.
Second, the waiting
that we see epitomized in the scriptures is active.
for the kettle to boil to make a cup of tea
Therefore the aim of driving down the waiting
time from referral to treatment is so that the focus of the NHS with regard to waiting
times is on the whole patient experience as opposed to just parts of it.
However, there are now no patients who have been waiting
as long as six months for treatment.
The number of people waiting
more than nine months for an operation in the North-East increased in November.
OTTAWA -- "In a universal health care system such as Canada's, it is important to determine if waiting
times vary by socio-economic status", according to the authors of a study on waiting