MSN news reports (25th Jan 2013) that we are more likely to die at weekends and on Bank Holidays
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Comment (RWB): Choice does not apply in Wales, only in England. The right to choose a Hospital in Wales only applies within your NHS Trust. Articles such as this, on choosing a Hospital, are anathema in Wales.
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