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First Minister to defend hospital shake-up

First Minister Carwyn Jones is expected to deal directly with growing controversy over plans to shake up Wales' network of hospitals in his speech to Welsh Labour's conference in Llandudno.

But he won't please opponents who want him to change direction. Instead he'll insist the direction is the right one.

Mr Jones is due to use the speech to explain why change is needed and why it's necessary to 'do what's right for the people of Wales.'

A source close to the Welsh Labour leader said he'll make it clear 'there's no backtracking on this and yet the plans are 'on course.'

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