Dr Graham Shortland
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Welsh hospitals: Huge increase in A&E patients

Hospitals across Wales say they are experiencing "unprecedented" levels of admissions.

On Monday, more than 300 patients were seen at the A&E department at Morriston Hospital in Swansea, while the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff saw the the number of patients going to A&E increase by a quarter.

Meanwhile, ambulances have been queuing outside hospitals across the country.

Dr Graham Shortland, medical director at Cardiff and Vale health board, said they were seeing a greater level of illness than usual.

  • 13 Mar 2013
  • From the section Wales
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