Dr Ruth Hussey
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'Encouraging' hospital spot checks - chief medical officer

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.

However medicines management on wards needed improving, it said.

The spot checks were ordered after a report following the neglect of Lilian Williams, 82, at two hospitals.

Investigators looked at medicine delivery, hydration, continence care and night-time sedation on 70 wards.

Chief medical officer Dr Ruth Hussey said there were "lovely examples of good practice" while areas of concern were being acted upon.

  • 16 Oct 2014
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