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Hospital death rate figures

11 of Wales' 17 district general hospitals have mortality rates that are higher than expected, according to data published today. MP Ann Clwyd revealed she has been invited to meet Wales' new Health Minister over hospitals' handling of complaints.

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Hospital mortality figures are part of transparency drive

Wales' local health boards have published mortality figures for their hospitals today.

The Welsh Government is committed to transparency on performance and to improving access to NHS information. As from today, anyone in Wales can view a measure of hospital mortality.

The data published today add to a range of information available to help us assess the quality of our care.

However, while it provides useful information, it should not be viewed in isolation as a measure of the quality of hospital care. We must use this information to drive up the quality of our care.

– Mark Drakeford, Health Minister

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