The NHS in Wales is under more pressure than ever, a nurses’ leader has said.

It comes after Hywel Dda health board cancelled planned operations at four hospitals following “an extraordinary weekend” of added pressure.

Helen Whyley, director for the Royal College of Nursing in Wales, said: “I speak to members regularly across Wales and the pressure is more than it has ever been.

“There’s a number of complex reasons for that,” she added.

“What it means is, on the frontline for staff every day, it is a real battle to make sure patients get the care they require,” Mrs Whyley told BBC Radio Wales Breakfast with Claire Summers.

She called for “everyone to get back in the room” to see “what more can be done to make sure these

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