Chief Exec defends Welsh NHS

The Chief Executive of the NHS in Wales has insisted there does not need to be a major inquiry into standards of care, despite many high-profile failings. David Sissling has published his annual report, saying the health service is making progress.

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NHS in Wales had 'challenging year', Chief Exec admits

The annual report from the Chief Executive of the NHS in Wales has acknowledged that it has been "a challenging year indeed", with "unprecedented demand" on services during the winter period.

David Sissling has insisted though that there has been improvements to the health service here in "a year of progress".

The NHS in Wales has been under the media spotlight in the past year. Credit: PA

He said there has been progress on reducing healthcare associated infections, like C.difficile and MRSA, and reducing pressure points in hospitals.

He said the NHS had been more transparent, publishing new data on mortality and infection rates.

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