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Betsi Cadwaladr consultants told to 'shut up'

Senior doctors at one of the biggest hospitals in north Wales have lost confidence in their local health board, BBC Wales can reveal.

Consultants at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor warn they lack faith in the ability of managers to make the changes needed to provide good care for patients.

They say the Betsi Cadwaladr board's internal structures are "not fit for purpose" amid patient safety concerns.

The board says it will be holding discussions with clinicians.

Dr Tony Roberts, consultant psychiatrist at Bangor, and chair of the Gwynedd consultants specialist committee, says doctors have been told to "shut up" when raising concerns.

Doctors 'lose confidence' in board

  • 09 Jul 2013
  • From the section Wales
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