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Hospitals in Wales 'unprecedented' levels of admissions

13th March 2013

Welsh hospitals have warned they are currently seeing an "unprecedented" rise in the number of patient admissions.

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Increased admissions have been reported by Hywel Dda Health Board and and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg, Aneurin Bevan, Betsi Cadwaladr, and Cardiff and Vale.

Alice Casey, chief operating officer for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, said the emergency unit at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff was managing to cope even though it was under tremendous pressure.

"We would like to apologise to anyone who has experienced any delay or discomfort during their care in recent days and assure them staff are doing all they can to meet the exceptional demand on our services," she said.

"The emergency unit at University Hospital of Wales has been under consistent pressure. On Monday there were more than 455 attendances, the highest this year. Of those 42% were major cases - patients with serious injury requiring complex and expert care."

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Article Information

Title: Hospitals in Wales 'unprecedented' levels of admissions
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 23892
Date Added: 13th Mar 2013

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