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26th July 2013

Services at Wales' biggest hospital severely criticised

The University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff has been severely criticised following a study by the Royal College of Surgeons into services at the hospital.

Their report (published July 26, 2013) said patients were at risk because of increased waiting lists. It said people waiting for heart operations were "dying regularly" and warned that some children were also suffering because their operation waiting times were being affected too.

The seven-page report said that A&E and ITU departments were often grid-locked with patients often forced to wait in corridors and in ambulances.

The most frequent complaint was from surgeons who were unable to admit patients for 'non-urgent' surgery - some of which could save patients from suffering further complications.





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