1. ITV Report

Ambulance service investigation after baby dies

The Ambulance Service and the Aneurin Bevan Health Board have begun an investigation Photo: ITV News Wales

An investigation has been launched after a woman lost her baby as she waited two hours for an ambulance.

She was told at the Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr that she would require a Caesarian section which would need to take place at the Royal Gwent hospital in Newport.

The Aneurin Bevan Health Board have told ITV Wales that they have begun a joint investigation with the Welsh Ambulance Service.

Our thoughts are with the mother and her family at this extremely difficult time. We will continue to meet with the family and provide any support they require.


The events took place on Thursday 1st November.

The Health Minister Lesley Griffiths has said she wants the 'very distressing case' to be investigated thoroughly.

I am aware of this very distressing case. Jeff Cuthbert and Jocelyn Davies have both written to me about it and I can assure you that I will be writing to Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board to ensure that a thorough investigation is conducted.