Shadow Minister for Health, Darren Millar AM, said: "These waits
lay bare the true scale of the cash crisis in the Welsh NHS.
was two days longer than in the summer and six days longer than the same time last year.
have signed the Don't Wait
- Meditate(TM) pledge and agreed to convert their waiting time into meditating time.
But at LAX, the effect of the waits
may be just the opposite.
times for a wider range of health-care services offered throughout the province, including facility-specific MRI and CT scans, ultrasound, bone-density tests stress MIBI, radiation therapy, cardiac, joint and cataract surgery; and
Health Minister John Hutton remained optimistic of meeting the commitment that no patient should have to wait
longer than six months for treatment by the end of 2005.
Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, said: "No one should be forced to wait
over 36 weeks until the start of their treatment.
The results of the 2006 MSPA Wait
Time Survey were released in conjunction with the 2006 MSPA Member Conference in New York City.
Ontario, which had the shortest average wait
for treatment, spent $313.
Learning comes after the wait
, when hope is mixed with fears.
A run chart is a graph plotting the average wait
time on the y axis and the day of the month on the x axis.
Survey results: 26% had immediate vesting, 24%, however, had to wait
five years before becoming fully vested.