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Nurses' leader raises elderly care wards concern

Failings in elderly care at two Welsh hospitals could be down to a lack of dedicated wards and nurses trained to care for those with complex needs, it has been claimed.

Tina Donnelly, director of the Royal College of Nursing in Wales, said many of Wales' elderly patient wards had been removed and there was a general shortage of nurses.

Her comments come after the publication of a report which criticised elderly care at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot Hospital, prompted by the neglect of Lilian Williams, 82.

Unannounced spot checks at hospitals across Wales have been ordered by Health Minister Mark Drakeford.

  • 14 May 2014
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