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Obese people 'denied life-saving treatment' in Wales, surgeons say

Obese people in Wales are being denied access to life saving treatments, a leading group of surgeons has said.

The British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society has said morbidly obese people have been told to gain weight to qualify for bariatric surgery.

It voiced its concerns to the Welsh government's health and social care committee.

The Welsh government said new criteria for surgery would be introduced soon following a review it carried out in 2013.

Paul Heaney reports.

  • 25 Feb 2014
  • From the section Wales
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