First minister's questions

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Health reorganisation was the focus of first minister's questions on 26 February 2013.

All three party leaders raised concerns with First Minister Carwyn Jones on changes to the NHS.

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood asked for assurances from Mr Jones that he and the health minister would take local opinion into account, after Hywel Dda community health board referred controversial plans for big changes to the NHS in mid and west Wales to the government.

Mr Jones said "all relevant factors will be taken into account".

Both Ms Wood and Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies referred the minister to the medical profession's opposition to proposed changes to healthcare in north Wales, neonatal care in particular.

Ms Wood asked if it was sensible to move neonatal care to a hospital in England under the control of another government.

"She does make a point," said the first minister.

"That is should we be over reliant in future on the health service in England that has been wrecked and privatised.

"It is a fair point and one to be considered in its entirety."

Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams said that complaints to the health service ombudsman had tripled in the past six years, and called for a mortality rate register.

The first minister said that the government was consider a complication rate register, but a register of mortality rates would lead to more problems for surgeons.

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