Labour-led Welsh government under fire after Royal College of Surgeons reveals number in year ending March 2017 was 3,605, up from 699 in 2013

The Labour-led Welsh government’s management of the health service has attracted fresh criticism after it emerged that the number of people waiting more than 12 months for an operation in Wales has risen by more than 400% in the past four years.

A freedom of information request by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) revealed the number of people waiting more than 52 weeks for surgery in the year ending March 2017 was 3,605. In March 2013 the figure was 699.

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