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'Careful consideration' for NHS out-of-hours report

There needs to be a systemic review of out-of-hours hospital care in Wales, says the public services ombudsman.

A snapshot of 12 cases investigated by the watchdog over five years shows "inadequate standards of care" given to patients, including at weekends.

Nick Bennett said although not typical, a pattern suggested they were not "one-off" incidents.

Mark Drakeford told BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke only one example had happened while he was health minister but he took it seriously.

  • 08 Mar 2016
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