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A senior Welsh MP is calling on the Welsh Government to hold an inquiry into our hospitals, similar to that held in England which examined hospitals with high mortality rates. Ann Clwyd believes Wales needs the same. She says we "shouldn't be waiting for the next scandal".
Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies has criticised the Welsh Government's rejection of a call for an inquiry to be held into Welsh hospitals with higher-than-average mortality rates.
He said only such an investigation could avoid 'disasters like Mid-Staffs' happening in Wales
The Welsh Health Minister, Mark Drakeford, says he will 'reflect' on the recommendations in Ann Clwyd's report on the complaints system in the English NHS. He says her report will make 'a valuable contribution' to Welsh Government plans.
But he's rejected her call for a Keogh-style inquiry into Welsh hospitals with higher-than-average mortality rates, saying 'an inquiry is not the best way forward.'
Ann Clwyd has called for an investigation into high mortality rates in Welsh hospitals. The Cynon Valley MP has published her report into the way complaints int the NHS in England, calling for a 'revolution' in the way patients' concerns are dealt with.
She says she's 'confident' that the Welsh Government will want to follow some of her recommendations.
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Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams has urged the Welsh Government to take the findings of Ann Clwyd's report seriously and not 'continue to stick its head in the sand.'
The Welsh Conservatives have welcomed Ann Clwyd's call for an inquiry into Welsh hospitals with higher-than-average mortality rates. They say her call backs their own demand for an investigation similar to one led by Sir Bruce Keogh in England.
Opposition Leader Andrew RT Davies said:
Ann Clwyd has called for an investigation into high mortality rates in Welsh hospitals similar to the Keogh Inquiry for England. The Cynon Valley MP has published her report into the way complaints int the NHS in England, calling for a 'revolution' in the way patients' concerns are dealt with.
She says she's 'confident' that the Welsh Government will want to follow some of her recommendations and says she's had regular meetings with the Welsh Health Minister. She's also due to meet the First Minister next week.
But she says she hopes there'll be 'something similar to Sir Bruce Keogh's review in England' which investigated 14 hospitals with high mortality rates. She told our Political Editor Adrian Masters that high mortality rates are 'a smoke signal for something that's wrong.'
Cynon Valley MP Ann Clwyd says she hopes the Welsh Government will learn from her review of the way complaints are handled by the NHS in England. She's published her report calling for 'a revolution' in the way the concerns of patients and their families are dealt with.
Ms Clwyd says she's met the Health Minister on 'several occasions' and as recently as last week. She's also due to meet the First Minister next week.
The long awaited report by Welsh MP Ann Clwyd into how complaints are handled in the NHS will be published later. The Prime Minister asked her to conduct the review earlier this year after she spoke emotionally about the treatment her husband received in a Welsh hospital.
Although the focus of the report is on the NHS in England, Ann Clwyd has received a number of stories about the NHS in Wales. The Welsh Government is likely to face pressure to fall in line with Mrs Clwyd's recommendations.
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Ann Clwyd has given the NHS 12 months to overhaul its complaints system - and she will be checking back.