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Welsh hospitals get 'clean bill of health' in spot checks

A series of spot checks at 20 hospitals across Wales found "no systemic issues of concern", according to a report prompted by criticisms of elderly patient care.

Health Minister Mark Drakeford ordered the checks following the publication of the Trusted to Care report.

Thursday's report looked at medicine delivery, hydration, continence care and night-time sedation on 70 wards.

It said some improvements are needed with medicines management on wards.

Wales correspondent Hywel Griffith said overall it was a positive report but there were still serious concerns over storage of medicine.

  • 16 Oct 2014
  • From the section Wales
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