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

The policy decision of the Welsh Assembly Government is to invest in health care, including waiting times, which are falling. As of January 2008, only three patients were waiting more than 36 weeks for in-patient or day-case treatment, compared with 3,485 in January 2007. We are not complacent, and we know that we have to go further, but the difference between 3,400 patients waiting and three waiting is evidence that we are going in the right direction.

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