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Welsh hospital admissions 'unprecedented'

Hospitals across Wales say they are experiencing "unprecedented" levels of admissions.

Hywel Dda Health Board said some operations at its hospitals in mid and west Wales had been postponed as a result, but it had increased bed numbers to cope with the influx.

Aneurin Bevan, Betsi Cadwaladr, Cardiff and Vale, and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg have also seen admissions rise.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said it was concerned about the handover delays at hospitals.

Prof Marcus Longley, director of the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care at the University of Glamorgan, told Bethan Rhys Roberts of BBC Radio Wales the system had become "clogged up".

  • 13 Mar 2013
  • From the section Wales
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