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Private healthcare patients 'should have NHS' rights

Calls have been made for private healthcare patients in Wales to have the same rights as those on the NHS.

Private patients cannot complain to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales unless they have received treatment commissioned and funded by the NHS.

Llanelli MP Nia Griffith said the gap in regulation must be addressed.

But the Welsh government said it had looked at the issue and has no plans to bring private health providers within the ombudsman's remit.

India Pollock reports.

  • 14 Aug 2014
  • From the section Wales
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