Longer waits

Costa Levante News - - SPANISH NEWS -

The av­er­age wait­ing time for an op­er­a­tion un­der Spain’s Na­tional Health Ser­vice reached 116 days last De­cem­ber, up from its pre­vi­ous level of 89 days.

The Health Min­istry said last week that the 614,000 pa­tients await­ing surgery was an in­crease of 11% in 12 months.

For the first time, the sta­tis­tics in­clude data from Cataluña, where wait­ing times av­er­aged 173 days.

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