In response to today’s NHS statistics which show that cancer waiting times targets in Wales have once again been missed, Anneka Hughes, Cancer Research UK’s public affairs officer in Wales, said:
“It’s deeply concerning that these critical targets have been missed yet again.”
“For someone who suspects they may have cancer, waiting for news is an extremely anxious time. It’s crucial that once patients are diagnosed they get the treatments they need quickly to have the best chance of survival.”
“It’s unacceptable that the 62 day target for urgent suspected cases has not been achieved across Wales in any quarter since June 2008 and the Welsh Government must urgently direct resources to help local health boards meet these standards.”
To see the full NHS Cancer Waiting Times report, visit: http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/nhs-cancer-waiting-times/?lang=en
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