Vaughan Gething 'sorry' for cancelled operations
The health secretary has apologised to patients who have had their operations cancelled as a result of winter pressures on the Welsh NHS.
Vaughan Gething said he was "genuinely sorry" if people had had their treatment interrupted.
But he maintained the health system was well-prepared to cope with increased demand on services.
NHS Wales chief executive Dr Andrew Goodall said December was the highest month on record for life-threatening "red calls".
He added cancellations came as a result of trying to balance those pressures.
On Wednesday, the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Wales said emergency departments felt "like a battlefield."
Mr Gething said he did not believe anyone waiting for a planned operation would think it was more important than a "genuine emergency".
04 Jan 2018