More than 174,000 operations have been cancelled at Welsh hospitals in the past three financial years, it has been revealed.

The statistics, which came from a Freedom of Information request by Plaid Cymru, revealed that an average of 1,346 operations were cancelled every week since 2013-14.

But the Welsh Government has hit back by pointing out that almost half of all procedures are cancelled by patients themselves.

Reported by Wales Online. You can read the full story here. 

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