The number of people waiting for over eight months for inpatient or day-case treatment in Wales has fallen by 737 over the last quarter - a 10.5 per cent reduction.

In outpatients, the number of people waiting over eight months for a first appointment has fallen by 5,870 over the quarter - a 34.4 per cent fall.

Health minister Dr Brian Gibbons said: 'Health trusts in Wales have some tough targets to meet by March 2007 but the figures out today show they are on the way to meeting them.'
The number of people waiting for over eight months for inpatient or day-case treatment in Wales has fallen by 737 over the last quarter - a 10.5 per cent reduction.

In outpatients, the number of people waiting over eight months for a first appointment has fallen by 5,870 over the quarter - a 34.4 per cent fall.

Health minister Dr Brian Gibbons said: 'Health trusts in Wales have some tough targets to meet by March 2007 but the figures out today show they are on the way to meeting them.'