– Allison Williams, chief executive of Cwm Taf Health Board
Our hospitals are experiencing very high demand and a large number of very ill patients are being brought to our accident and emergency departments. Many of these patients are then being admitted to hospital for ongoing care.
We have experienced a sustained period of pressure since the start of the year and are working hard to ensure our patients receive timely and appropriate care.
Health bosses say they has been 'unprecedented' pressure on hospital emergency departments. Hywel Dda University Health Board has apologised after patients were forced to wait in ambulances outside Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth.