Cross-Border Patients

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 2nd April 2008.

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Photo of Huw Irranca-Davies Huw Irranca-Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales 11:30 am, 2nd April 2008

Actually, I can correct the hon. Gentleman slightly—there is improvement, not deterioration. The latest figures, for February 2008, show that in the last year alone the number of Welsh patients waiting for in-patient or day-case treatment in an English hospital has dropped by more than 22 per cent. and that the number of Welsh patients waiting for up to 36 weeks for an out-patient appointment in an English hospital has dropped by nearly 20 per cent. We appreciate that there is more work to do, but we are heading in the right direction.

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