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Welsh soldiers' treatment wait claims 'anecdotal' says AM

Claims that soldiers wait longer for treatment in Wales than elsewhere in the UK have been denied by the Welsh government.

It comes after the Sun on Sunday reported the armed forces' most senior medical officer wants wounded soldiers to be moved to England for treatment.

The UK defence secretary's spokesman also told BBC Wales soldiers should be moved it they need to get treatment.

But Wales health committee chair David Rees AM said evidence was "anecdotal".

A Welsh government spokesperson said: "It is inaccurate and totally misleading to suggest military personnel in Wales are waiting longer than the rest of the UK."

  • 06 Apr 2014
  • From the section Wales