legend of the 'image The Minister of Health for Wales has unveiled a strategy to reduce the number of people seeking hospital treatment
The times of 'average wait in the services ofemergencies are the longest in nine years, according to the latest figures.
The Welsh Ambulance Trust also received more calls in June than in any months since the start of the pandemic.
More than 600,000 patients await treatment in Wales after record arrears during the pandemic.
It comes as the Minister Wales Health is committed to "transform " the delivery of emergency care.
Eluned Morgan has unveiled a strategy to reduce the number of people receiving hospital treatment.
It includes £ 25million in annual funding to "help people get the right care in the right place ".
The strategy comes after unions criticized the project of 3% of the government Welsh pay raise for NHS staff .
Figures, released Thursday, show Welsh Ambulance Trust received more calls in June than in any month since the start of the pandemic.
There were 41,454 calls to the service last month, an average of 1,382 per day.
A record percentage of calls received - 7.9% - were "red calls " where incidents are classified as immediately life-threatening.
Meanwhile, the average number of people admitted to emergency departments in Wales each day in June was 3,136, the second highest figure since comparable records started in April 2012.
Targetsstatus 95% o f all patients visiting A&E should be admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours and no patient should wait more than 12 hours.
In June, 70.6% of patients spent less than four hours in A&E, a small decrease from the previous month and 7.4% less than in June 2019, before the pandemic .
There was also a 6.4% increase in the number of people waiting more than 12 hours from the previous month, and a 43% increase from June 2019.
Average A&E wait times have increased at the longest since comparable registrations started in April 2012.
Figures showed that in May, 608,062 people were waiting to start treatment - over 19% of the Welsh population and the highest figure since the first comparable data collection in 2011.
This represents an increase of more than 5,000 since April.
In May, 227,753 patients were waiting for more than 36 weeks (nine months ) - an increase of more than 5,000 from April, and almost nine times the total before the pandemic of February 2020 (25,634).
Responding to the data, Ms Morgan said: "Latest data shows pressure on emergency care services goes beyond pre-pandemic period and putting enormous pressure on NHS staff.
Philip Banfield, chairman of the Welsh consultant committee of the British Medical Association Cymru, stressed that the perStaff needed "the tools to do the job ".
"There was a brief period at the start of the pandemic where people said, 'What do you need to do work? And we have to get back to this point, "he said.
Ms Morgan said the demand on general practitioners and emergency services in Wales continued to grow beyond levels seen before the pandemic, adding: "Staff are under pressure.
What is the Welsh government doing to improve wait times?
The government, she said, wanted to make sure that everyone can access the "high-quality care they need, in the right place, the first time ".
"Often people think they have no choice but to go to their GP, call 999, or go to the most emergency room. close for advice or treatment, "Mrs. Morgan says.
" But in the cUnder our new plans, those in need of urgent care could be treated elsewhere by the many health professionals working in the NHS Wales. "
Boards of health have been funded to set up new "emergency primary care centers ", she said, where people can be seen without needing a GP appointment or going to the hospital emergency.
She says Hfrance.fr Radio Wales Breakfast with Claire Summers Ambulance services saw a 45% increase in calls on Monday compared to the previous week.
She urged them people to think "very carefully " as to whether their accident was "genuinely " an emergency to help reduce wait times.
Last month, Ms Morgan greeted the deployment of a 111 service system for people in North Wales seeking medical advice " non-urgent ".
"What we are trying to do is make sure the public understands that there are alternatives to accident, emergency and general practitioner services, " a- she said.
The service has now been rolled out to all areas of the Wales Boards of Health except the Cardiff and Vale area which is expected to arrive later this exercise.
Additional funds will also be made available for programs aimed at helping people get home from hospital, reducing unnecessarily long stays and freeing up essential bed capacity.
Summer vacations and hot weather, as well as The easing of lockdown restrictions and an increase in Covid cases, have increased pressure on the NHS.
Welsh Tories have called on the Minister of Health to urgently present a plan, calling the numbers "extremely worrying ".
"Without treatment people simply cannot go about their daily lives," said Russell George.
Plaid Cymru welcomed the announcements of additional funding and better signage, but said the problems were "even deeper than before.
"I will be looking for evidence of changes that will make a long-term difference, by creating more sustainable services at the heart of our communities, " said Rhun ap Iorwerth.
image copyright image caption Olwen Williams says one of the challenges is staffing staff
Olwen Williams, Vice President for Wales in RoyaThe College of Physicians, described the proposals as "a wonderful opportunity ".
"Community care is definitely the way to go, " she said.
"And we need our primary care teams, our ambulance services, our community, social and medical services all services have to work together to ensure that people get the right care in the right place and at the right time. "
Dr Williams added that there were " two big challenges "involved.
She said the first was knowing whether people would accept the change to "care closer to home ".
The second, she explained, was about staffing and how boards of health would provide changes.
Wales Ambulance Service General Manager Jason Killens said a combination of factors in recent days avait put the service under "extreme pressure ".
"It 's not just here in Wales that we are seeing this unprecedented level of demand on the ambulance service emergency, and indeed the NHS as a whole, "Killens said.
"Our staff did a fantastic job for 18 months during the pandemic, and with this warmer weather they are working in extremely difficult conditions and I pay tribute to them because they have all been fantastic . "