Weight rule on surgery is 'putting off inevitable'

20.09.2013 13:54

A health board has been criticised for
insisting seriously obese people to go on
a weight reduction programme before
undertaking non-urgent surgery.
The National Obesity Forum said the
policy is expensive and could yield few
Smokers will also need to complete a
course on stopping.
Cardiff and Vale University Health
Board's director of public health, Dr
Sharon Hopkins, said improving weight
before an operation gives a better
But Tam Fry speaking on behalf of the
obesity forum, says the money for
courses could be better spent.