HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 c157W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he is taking to reduce the waiting times in casualty units in Wales; and if he will make a statement. [27970]

Mr. Win Griffiths

Latest available information to the end of September 1997 shows that 94 per cent. of patients at Accident & Emergency departments were assessed within 10 minutes of arrival; 95 per cent. of patients were admitted into the main hospital within 2 hours of the decision to admit; and 95 per cent. of patients received treatment within 4 hours.

Further improvements to this performance will be considered during the development of a new NHS Charter for Wales which is currently the subject of consultation in the NHS in Wales.

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