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Report gives family's accounts of care on health ward

The family of one patient on Tawel Fan ward of the Ablett Unit at Glan Clwyd Hospital described what they saw as 'like a zoo'.

And it was like when you go in a zoo and see animals that have been captured there for a long time and that's all they've got to do is walk around and around…

– Family of one patient

The report also details one occasion when a patient was complaining of discomfort in their arm. The report says the response from staff was 'Oh [the patient] did complain of a painful arm, but we didn't take much notice really.'

After being taken to A&E, a broken wrist was diagnosed.


Health chief 'extremely sorry' for letting patients down

An independent report into concerns over patient treatment and care on the Ablett Unit at Glan Clwyd Hospital has been published.

The Chief Executive of the health board said: " I am extremely sorry that we let our vulnerable patients and their families down so badly."

We are making public the independent report into the care and treatment of the patients on the ward prior to the ward’s closure in December 2013.

We have prioritised a range of work to prevent anything like this from happening again.

On behalf of the Health Board, I am extremely sorry that we let our vulnerable patients and their families down so badly.

– Professor Trevor Purt, Betsi Cadwaladr UHB

Man dies in Pembrokeshire motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist has died in a crash in Pembrokeshire.

Emergency services were called to the A4139 in Penally at 1am this morning.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, his next of kin have been informed.

The crash happened on the A4139 in Penally Credit: ITV Wales

Police are investigating a single vehicle road traffic collision.

The road remains closed while officers deal with the incident.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends at this very sad time.

– Dyfed-Powys Police

Police are asking anyone with information about the crash to call them on 101.

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