Wrexham Maelor Hospital
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A&E doctor: 'We are on our knees'

An emergency medicine consultant has blamed a drop in his hospital's performance on a lack of capacity in parts of the region.

Aruni Sen said Wrexham Maelor's A&E unit was the best performing five years ago - and working practices had not changed.

Now patients face the longest A&E waits in Wales at the hospital.

Health minister Mark Drakeford said a whole system approach to care between the NHS and social services meant no A&E unit had had to close its doors and accused people from outside Wales of only criticising it "to make political capital".

The two were quizzed by Mishal Husain on BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

  • 17 Jan 2015
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