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Health board reviewing ambulance death

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Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board says it is investigating an incident in which a woman died in an ambulance queueing outside Morriston hospital.

Sonia Powell died yesterday afternoon after being transferred from another hospital.

We are aware of the tragic day Mrs Powell’s family experienced yesterday and offer our sincere condolences.

The Health Board is reviewing all aspects of what happened and we are currently discussing these with the family.

Yesterday was a busy day for Emergency Departments and this was intensified at Morriston by 20 emergency ambulances arriving and departing within a short space of time. At its peak there were 12 operational ambulances outside the department but not all had patients on board.

Escalation plans were activated in the morning and the department was well staffed.

– ABMU Healthboard statement


Solskjaer thanks Cardiff City players

The club has confirmed they are now searching for a replacement Credit: PA

Former Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has thanked the players for their efforts, as he makes his departure from the club.

It was confirmed that Solskjaer will step down from his role with the club immediately, and that a search is underway for his replacement.

I want to thank Vincent for giving me the opportunity to manage Cardiff City FC. He has my full respect and I really wish him all the best in his pursuit of making this football club successful. However, our difference in philosophy on how to manage the club made me decide to step aside and allow the Club to move forward in the direction Vincent wants.

I leave the Club with some very talented players and want to thank them for their efforts and hope to see them challenge for promotion this season. I also want to thank Mehmet Dalman for his continued and loyal support and feel I have gained a new friend.

– Ole Gunnar Solksjaer

Woman who died in ambulance named as Sonia Powell

Sonia Powell (L) and her sister Credit: Family photo

A woman who died in an ambulance whilst waiting in a queue outside Morriston hospital has been named by her family as Sonia Powell, who lived in the Neath Valley.

In a joint statement yesterday Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board and the Welsh Ambulance Service said a review is being launched into what happened.

Cardiff supporters: Next manager will be 'crucial'

Ole Gunnar Soksjkaer will step down from his role as manager immediately Credit: PA

The Cardiff City Supporters' Trust say that a new manager is needed to 'energise the players'.

It follows the departure of former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier this afternoon.

Given the team’s performances on the field this season, it was inevitable that the manager’s position would come under scrutiny.

What is needed now is a new manager who can energise the players and take the club up the Championship table.

The next appointment of a manager will be crucial. The club must get the decision spot on because there is need for stability and renewed success at the football club.?

– Tim Hartley, chairman of Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust


Cardiff City wish Solskjaer 'the very best'

Cardiff City Chairman, Mehmet Dalman, has released a statement which describes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a 'wonderful professional'.

In a tweet, the Club wish the former manager 'the very best'.

Ole Gunnar Soksjkaer will step down from his role as manager immediately Credit: PA

I’m sorry to say that we have agreed that it is in the best interest of the Club for us to go our separate ways.

Ole has been a wonderful professional to work with since his arrival at the Club. Due to a difference in philosophy of approach to the game, we have decided to part company amicably. He and his family will always be welcome at Cardiff City. I know I have gained a good friend whom I wish well and remain confident in his future success.

– Mehmet Dalman, Cardiff City Chairman

Cardiff City search for Solskjaer replacement

Cardiff City have confirmed that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will step down from his role with the club.

Solskjaer spent Wednesday in London in talks with chairman Mehmet Dalman with owner Vincent Tan joining them on the telephone from Malaysia.

Ole Gunnar Soksjkaer will step down from his role as manager immediately Credit: PA

Club owner, Vincent Tan, has confirmed the search is underway to find a replacement.

He also explains that the club's recent performance does not 'justify Ole's continue role as manager'.

Ole was hired by Cardiff City on our understanding and belief that he would help us fight relegation from the Barclays Premier League. Unfortunately that did not happen. After the Club was relegated many people advised me to let him go, but I decided to keep Ole on for the Championship season. Regrettably our recent results do not justify Ole’s continued role as manager at Cardiff.

Ole has therefore decided to step down and I have accepted this. During my short association with Ole, I have found him to be an honest and hardworking professional, but unfortunately the football results were not in his favour. As long as I am the owner of this Club, Ole and his family will always be welcome in the Chairman’s Suite as my guests. I wish Ole the very best in his future career in football. We now begin the process of finding his replacement and working towards giving all our stakeholders in Cardiff City the results they deserve

– Vincent Tan, Cardiff City owner
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