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Welsh MP Ann Clwyd says she hopes the Welsh Government will learn from her review of the way complaints are handled by the NHS in England.

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Conservatives welcome Ann Clwyd's inquiry call

The Welsh Conservatives have welcomed Ann Clwyd's call for an inquiry into Welsh hospitals with higher-than-average mortality rates. They say her call backs their own demand for an investigation similar to one led by Sir Bruce Keogh in England.

Opposition Leader Andrew RT Davies said:

Ann Clwyd is a well-respected campaigner on standards in our NHS and I welcome her support for a Keogh-style inquiry into the Welsh NHS.

Successive reports of failings in NHS care, C-Difficile outbreaks, worsening waiting times all deserve thorough investigation and the way to do that is though an independent inquiry.

Patients deserve the highest levels of care and NHS staff deserve to work in conditions with the resources to reasonably deliver those standards.

You cannot put a price on a life and I hope these calls will encourage Carwyn Jones to revise his original rejection of a Keogh-style inquiry on cost grounds

– Andrew RT Davies AM, Opposition Leader

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