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Welsh patients told to wait in England

Hospitals in England providing specialist care for Welsh patients have been told to delay some operations.

BBC Wales can reveal that health managers have threatened not to pay English trusts if they treat patients too quickly.

They have been told only to undertake scheduled procedures if there is a risk that patients have to wait longer than 26 weeks.

But Russell George, the Conservative AM for Montgomeryshire, told the Good Morning Wales programme on BBC Radio Wales that patients in Powys were being forced to wait even longer.

Patients face specialist ops wait

  • 24 Jan 2013
  • From the section Wales