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Concerns remain over access to cardiac surgery in South Wales as £2.4 million investment programme announced

Last year we were told patients were dying waiting for heart surgery in Wales.

Tonight our biggest hospital has been told it still needs to make improvements.

Leading doctors say there has been progress at the University Hospital of Wales but the Royal College of Surgeons says there are still problems with patients' access to cardiac surgery across South Wales.

A year after their damning report into cardiac care standards, the Royal College of Surgeons say that while some aspects have improved, they have wider concerns about patients' access to cardiac surgery across South Wales.

The Royal College of Surgeons there are still some concerns

In an effort to address ongoing concerns, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is investing £2.4 million.

The money will be spent on more nurses, better equipment and increased capacity for more operations.