The proportion of patients waiting under 13 weeks for an inpatient appointment rose year on year in September from 70.8 per cent to 74.7 per cent, according to figures published today by the Department of Health. The median waiting time was 7.4 weeks, down on the 7.9 weeks recorded in September last year.

More than half of patients (52.2 per cent) waited less than four weeks for an outpatient appointment at the end of September, compared with 44.7 per cent a year earlier. The proportion of those waiting between four and eight weeks rose from 30.8 per cent to 31.3 per cent. Those waiting over eight weeks have dropped from 24.5 per cent to just 16.4 per cent.

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The proportion of patients waiting under 13 weeks for an inpatient appointment rose year on year in September from 70.8 per cent to 74.7 per cent, according to figures published today by the Department of Health. The median waiting time was 7.4 weeks, down on the 7.9 weeks recorded in September last year.

More than half of patients (52.2 per cent) waited less than four weeks for an outpatient appointment at the end of September, compared with 44.7 per cent a year earlier. The proportion of those waiting between four and eight weeks rose from 30.8 per cent to 31.3 per cent. Those waiting over eight weeks have dropped from 24.5 per cent to just 16.4 per cent.

Read the press release here