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Cardiff: Women 'treated differently' due to ethnicity at hospital

There is evidence of black, Asian and minority ethnic women being treated differently at the University Hospital of Wales, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) has said.

HIW completed an inspection of UHW's maternity services in November 2022 and served an urgent improvement notice.

A follow up inspection in March found continuing issues with patient safety.

The inspectorate said in November that it identified issues which meant that patients were not consistently receiving an "acceptable standard of timely, safe, and effective care".

Although "some improvements had been made in many areas... there remained significant challenges, and overall, the improvements were not progressing at the pace required", it said.

The report added: "We found low morale amongst staff that we spoke to, and similar comments were received following a staff survey.

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Source: BBC News, 22 June 2023


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