Calls for an investigation into the Grange University Hospital have increased following comments from Fay Jones MP and James Evans MS.

Both Ms Jones and Mr Evans stated that there should be a public inquiry into the Cwmbran-based hospital, as he number of complaints from patients mount.

This comes following similar comments from Monmouth MP David Davies.

Ms Jones said: “Frequently forgotten in reports about the Grange is that the Cwmbran-based hospital also covers Accident and Emergency treatment for residents of south Powys.

“There is no Accident and Emergency Department in Powys meaning patients living in Brecon and Radnorshire must travel to the Grange, Prince Charles in Merthyr, or Wye Valley Trust in Hereford to be treated.

“Sadly, since the Grange opened in November 2020, we have heard of issues concerning hand-over problems and staffing fears. For patients from South Powys, this is incredibly worrying.

“We were all assured that the downgrading of Nevill Hall Hospital would not negate the quality of the care they receive. People in Powys have once again been let down by the Welsh Labour Government.

“Welsh Conservative colleagues have expressed their concerns and called for action for months and it is time the Welsh Government listened.”

The report, published by Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW), claims that the Grange has several issues that need “immediate assurance”.

Moreover, it says that they are “not assured that the processes and systems in place were sufficient to ensure that patients consistently received an acceptable standard of care”.

These stark comments have put the Welsh Government under pressure to issue an inquiry into the hospital’s performance.

This had led to Mr Evans echoing Ms Jones’ comments regarding the need to examine the hospital’s performance - with him claiming that the Welsh government need to be held accountable for the performance of the Grange.

“There is a clear need for a public inquiry into what’s been happening at the Grange hospital,” said Mr Evans.

“The HIW report is deeply concerning and shows that there are huge problems. It is time for accountability for those who run the health service including Labour Ministers in Cardiff Bay.

“For the good of staff and patients alike, we need an inquiry now.”