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Some cancer wait figures disappointing, says deputy minister

Cancer services and waiting times will be improved by 100-day plans drawn up by Welsh health boards, Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced.

In October, 81% of patients diagnosed with cancer began treatment within a 62 day target down from 85.6% in September - the worst figures since April 2013.

The Aneurin Bevan board in south east Wales did best with 88.5%, and Cardiff and Vale the worst with 62.9%.

The Cardiff and Vale health board blamed temporary staffing issues.

Mr Gething told BBC Wales "we need to have a re-focus on what we do".

  • 16 Dec 2015
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