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About HIW

About HIW

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales is the independent inspectorate and regulator of all healthcare in Wales. HIW’s primary focus is on:

  • making a significant contribution to improving the safety and quality of healthcare services in Wales;
  • improving citizens’ experience of healthcare in Wales whether as a patient, service user, carer, relative or employee;
  • strengthening the voice of patients and the public in the way health services are reviewed; and
  • ensuring that timely, useful, accessible and relevant information about the safety and quality of healthcare in Wales is made available to all.


For further information please visit the website