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Jim Wells says no need for political interference over operations concern

The health minister Jim Wells has told the BBC he believed there was no need for political interference during the recent hospital pressures in Northern Ireland.

He said this was because clinicians were getting on and doing the job.

Mr Wells was speaking in his first interview since it emerged that almost 200 operations would be postponed due to pressures on emergency departments.

BBC News NI Health Correspondent Marie-Louise Connolly reports.

  • 15 Jan 2015