Three Health Boards fall short on NHS mental health targets

Three out of the seven Health Boards in Wales have failed to reach NHS mental health targets, recent figures suggest.

Data recorded in June 2018 reveals that Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB, Betsi Cadwaladr UHB and Cardiff & Vale UHB failed to reach the NHS mental health target of 80% of patients starting mental health therapy within 28 days of a referral (achieving 79.5%, 71.5% and 71.4% respectively).

Betsi Cadwaladr UHB has not achieved the Welsh target since December 2017; Cardiff & Vale UHB and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB reached the target in May 2018 but fell short a month later.

Cwm Taf UHB (89.4%), Hywel Dda UHB (88.9%), Aneurin Bevan UHB (85.0%) and Powys Teaching Health Board (82.1%) all achieved the targets.

Read the full results of the report here.

The mental health results are summarised in the diagram below…