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Wales emergency waiting times improve

Waiting times in Welsh emergency departments have seen their best performance in seven months, latest statistics have revealed.

Overall, 82.5 per cent of people waited less than four hours in emergency departments — up from 80.1 per cent in April and the best performance since 83.7 per cent in October.

However, the latest figures are still below the Welsh Government target of 95 per cent.

While the Welsh Government has welcomed the figures, it has said more needs to be done to improve waiting times.

BMA Welsh council chair Phil Banfield has previously stated that improving waiting times cannot demonstrably show an improvement in care as the targets are not related to patient outcomes.

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