Lib Dems: Welsh Govt must act to ensure patient safety

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have called on the Welsh Government to step in to ensure adequate standards of care in hospitals.

Today's report into the treatment of older people at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot Hospital questioned whether the wider organisation of the NHS in Wales "is distracting NHS boards from a proper focus on quality and patient safety."

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Kirsty Williams said the Welsh Government was warned about problems two years ago - and now needs to "demonstrate leadership."

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Mid Staffs campaigner suggests similarities in Wales

The leading campaigner who pushed for an inquiry into failures at hospitals in Mid Staffordshire has told ITV News that problems highlighted about two Welsh hospitals have worrying similarities.