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In response to the publication of a list of 24 medical blunders which have occurred over the last four years, a Welsh Government spokesperson said
Information obtained by the Welsh Liberal Democrats show 24 incidents of 'serious medical errors' in Welsh hospitals over the last four years. They include a hypodermic needle left inside a patient's body, swabs left inside patients' bodies and surgery carried out on wrong parts of the body.
The Lib Dems used a Freedom of Information request to find out how many incidents have occurred during the period which are classed as 'never events' in that they are considered so serious that they should never happen.
Welsh Lib Dem leader Kirsty Williams said,
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Information uncovered by Welsh Lib Dems shows 24 medical errors including swabs and a hypodermic needle left inside patients