Log In
Wednesday 26th October 2016

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.


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."

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2016