Health Minister Mark Drakeford
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Mark Drakeford rules out inquiry into Welsh hospitals' death rates

Health minister Mark Drakeford has dismissed Conservative calls for an inquiry into death rates at Welsh hospitals as a "nonsensical trap".

It comes after the medical director of the NHS in England suggested the rates were worrying and should be probed.

The minister ruled out an inquiry claiming the call was a "concerted politically motivated" attempt to "drag the Welsh NHS through the mud".

The Conservative Party has been asked to respond.

BBC Wales' political editor Nick Servini reports.

Hospital deaths probe call 'trap'

  • 20 Feb 2014
  • From the section Wales
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