Welsh NHS is striving for excellence, says Health Minister following Francis report
WALES'S Health Minister has spoken out following a damning report which says the NHS must make fundamental changes.
The conclusion by the Francis inquiry came after a £13million investigation into abuse and neglect at Stafford Hospital.
It said the failings went from the top to the bottom of the NHS.
The 1,781-page report catalogued missed opportunities between 2005 and 2008 and said the findings still had relevance today, four years after they first came to light in a 2009 report by the Healthcare Commission.
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Minister Lesley Griffiths said: "I believe in Wales we have robust systems in place to ensure quality and safety are at the heart of NHS care.
"A recent survey showed 92 per cent of people here are satisfied with that care. However, we are not complacent.
"We are striving for excellence and will examine the Francis report in detail to see what can be learnt to ensure the systemic failures of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust are never part of the culture of the NHS here in Wales."