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Welsh patients guaranteed a local hospital bed

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7118.1251d (Published 15 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1251
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Gwent

    The Welsh health minister, Win Griffiths, has announced that patients in Wales who need emergency medical treatment this winter will be guaranteed a hospital bed.

    Speaking at an NHS Confederation conference, Mr Griffiths said: “I regard the maintenance of emergency services as the first priority for the NHS. We need to be ready to cope with sudden, but …

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