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Police have confirmed two people have been arrested after an elderly woman suffered a 'serious and unexplained' injury in hospital and later died.
Tegwen Roderick, 88, died at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil on June 4 after suffering an "unexplained and serious injury" at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon, Mountain Ash, at the end of May .
A 52-year-old woman was arrested on Friday on suspicion of assault and conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
A 64-year-old man was arrested today on suspicion of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
Both have been bailed.
10 employees at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon were suspended initially.
Six of the ten staff suspended as part of the investigation into the death of a elderly woman in hospital have had their suspensions lifted, the health board says.
Cwm Taf University Health Board's chief executive Allison Williams said arrangements are being made for those six to return to work.
South Wales Police says its investigation into the circumstance surrounding Tegwen Roderick's death is ongoing and a postmortem is being carried out.
A police spokesman said she suffered 'serious injuries' which are currently 'unexplained.' He added: "At this stage there is no confirmed link between the injuries and her death"
Four people are assisting officers with their enquiries.
Allison Williams, chief executive of Cwm Taf University Health Board, says she recognises there is public concern over the ongoing investigation. She says the health board will work with police to "get to the bottom of what happened."
She added that anyone with concerns about the care of their relatives are encouraged to talk to ward staff who can arrange for them to speak with a senior member of the health board.
Cwm Taf Community Health Council says it welcomes the health board's 'prompt action.' Dr Paul Worthington, the council's chief officer, said he has spoken to the health board and been reassured that the delivery of services was unaffected.
An elderly woman, who died after sustaining an 'unexplained and serious injury' in hospital, has been named locally as Tegwen Roderick.
The 88 year old, from Abercanaid in Merthyr Tydfil, died at the town's Prince Charles Hospital yesterday.
Ten members of staff have since been suspended and police are investigating.
Ten members of staff have been suspended after the death of an elderly woman.
The 88-year-old woman died at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil today after suffering an "unexplained and serious injury" at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon in Mountain Ash last Thursday.
Cwm Taf University Health Board say the staff were on duty the night before and the morning after the injuries were sustained. It added the suspensions are a "precautionary measure".
South Wales Police say they are investigating and four people are assisting officers with their enquiries.
A spokesperson for Cwm Taf University Health Board said:
'On Thursday morning, as part of routine patient care, a patient at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon was identified as having an unexplained injury.
'Appropriate arrangements were made for transfer to Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil. As is always the case in such a situation, the Health Board initiated a multi-agency strategy meeting to be held to consider the circumstances. This took place the following day.
'Staff on duty at the time are in the process of being interviewed to assist the investigation and the family have been kept fully informed of the situation.'
The health board added it has not made any link between the patient's injuries and her death.
A post-mortem is due to take place tomorrow.