22nd June 2023
Responding to May 2023’s Emergency Department performance figures for Wales, released today – Thursday 22 June 2023 – Dr Suresh Pillai, Vice President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Wales, said: “May was a very busy month for Welsh Emergency Departments (EDs). Attendances were up 11% on the previous month – and more than 5% higher than last May – with patient numbers the highest they have been for almost two years.
“The fact that the other performance measures have remained relatively stable is testament to the hard work and dedication of our members and Emergency Medicine staff in Wales.
“EDs are experiencing increasingly high demand – especially as temperatures rise. And there are clear indicators of a system struggling to cope, with one in five patients in Wales continuing to wait more than eight hours in A&E, and the number of beds available still extremely low.
“We urge the Welsh Government to adopt the five priorities of our #ResuscitateEmergencyCare campaign to ensure there are enough beds, staff and resources to ensure patients receive the best care possible.”
• Visualisations for the data here.
Wales Performance Data Summary for May 2023