Calls for Welsh NHS inquiry

There is growing pressure for a major inquiry into the standards of Welsh NHS care. But the Welsh Government says there is 'a clear process for raising concerns without resorting to lengthy and expensive public inquiries at every opportunity.'

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  1. Sarah Hibbard

Calls for inquiry after 12 die waiting for cardiac surgery

The man in charge of Wales' biggest hospital has revealed that 12 people have died over the last 15 months while waiting for cardiac surgery. The Royal College of Surgeons says that South Wales is the only part of the UK where patients are dying in such circumstances.

That's just one issue in a devastating review by the College at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

Tonight the minister in charge of the Welsh health service said he was "very concerned" at the findings, and one Welsh Labour MP - whose own husband died at the hospital - is demanding an inquiry and the resignation of the people who run it.

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