Welsh review proposes improvements in clinical governance and patient safety

A report for Powys Local Health Board in Wales has found “a series of serious incidents relating to patient safety in the community hospitals and in two of the Minor Injury Units….” As a consequence, it is being recommended that “In the interests of clinical governance and patient safety, all the acute clinical services in an individual community hospital should be provided by a single NHS trust.”

According to a report by the BBC (see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/mid/7292712.stm), a Welsh assembly government spokesman said: “The minister is very concerned with the patient safety issues highlighted in the report and has asked the LHB to take immediate action to ensure that services in Powys are made safe.

“Patient safety must be our top priority.”

The full report can be accessed at: www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/docmetadata.cfm?orgid=501&id=94879

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