In Wales, like in England, the government has come under pressure over the poor performance of parts of the service. The Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board is the largest in Wales. It also has the worst A&E waiting times and has been in special measures for three years. Its hospital in Bangor, Ysbyty Gwynedd, serves 193,000 people, from tourists visting Snowdonia to the many retirees who live in North Wales.
In this film, Saleyha Ahsan, looks at how the department tries to cope with unrelenting demand for patient space.
About the Author
Saleyha Ahsan is a doctor based in London. She has worked as a freelance reporter for the BBC and has made films for Channel 4, as well as a number of independent films.