Watchdog 'working with' health board on progress

The independent watchdog Healthcare Inspectorate Wales says it is "aware of the report" from the Royal College of Surgeons, and has "been in discussion with both Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and the Welsh Government, regarding the concerns raised."

It says it has been provided with a copy of the action plan for improving care, and "will be holding further discussions with the health board to assess progress."

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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.'