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Spot checks reveal Welsh NHS medicine concern

Improvements are needed to make sure medicines are safely administered on hospital wards caring for elderly patients, according to a report.

Investigators carried out spot checks at 20 hospitals across Wales prompted by criticisms of elderly patient care.

They found there were aspects of management of medicines that needed to be improved "in the vast majority" of the 70 wards inspected.

They also looked at continence care, hydration and night-time sedation.

Health correspondent Owain Clarke reports and speaks to health minister Mark Drakeford.

  • 16 Oct 2014
  • From the section Wales
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