The BBC report:

More than 13,000 hospital operations in Wales have been cancelled over three years due to a lack of beds and staff, figures from health boards show.

Cancellations due to bed shortages have risen 72% since 2010/11.

The Welsh government said hospitals faced spikes in pressure during the winter, and that a “high proportion” of operations were cancelled by patients themselves.

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