Responding to the latest NHS Wales performance statistics, Darren Hughes, Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation said: “Once again we’ve seen an exceptional level of demand on NHS services in Wales, and it is clear the demand we traditionally experienced over the winter months are now all year-round.
“NHS staff across Wales have consistently risen to the challenge, providing high quality care to patients despite being under increased pressures.”
“While we are coping with front line pressure, there is significant work being done to transform the way we deliver our services. NHS organisations are committed to focusing on health and social care services which emphasise early interventions, prevention and wellbeing.
“We hope with greater collaboration with colleagues across the public and third sector and the introduction of new models of care will keep people healthy, independent and closer to their communities.
“The public also have an important role to play. Do the simple things - make sure you get your repeat prescriptions before you run out, visit your local pharmacy first for help with coughs and colds, ear aches, headaches and digestive issues. Across the NHS we encourage you to look at the Choose Well website so that you and your family get the best treatment for your needs.”