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First minister backs surgery delays to deal with winter pressures

First Minister Carwyn Jones has backed a health board's plan to postpone some non-urgent surgery at mid and west Wales hospitals this winter.

Hywel Dda Health Board said on Monday that certain orthopaedic schedules would be cancelled for a period of time while it dealt with increased pressure.

The hospitals affected are in Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli and Aberystwyth.

BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke reports.

  • 22 Oct 2013
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