Health board sued over killer ex-employee sex abuse claim

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University health board is being sued by a former patient over an allegation of sexual assault by an ex-employee.

Three separate allegations of patient sexual assault had been made against Kris Wade while he was employed by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University health board.

Wade later went on to commit murder while he was suspended from his job.

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BMA stands by call for independent inquiry into health board's actions

The British Medical Association in Wales stands by its call for an independent inquiry into Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board's actions around former employee, Kris Wade.

Chairman Elect of the BMA's Welsh Council, Dr David Bailey, told ITV News an inquiry is needed if the medical profession is to have the trust of the public.


Kris Wade review: The political fallout

The British Medical Association says it is 'unacceptable' for a health board to investigate serious concerns about itself.

Following an internal review into the investigation of sexual abuse allegations into hospital worker Kris Wade, which found there was 'no evidence' safety checks were carried out, there are now calls for an independent inquiry into what happened.

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Demands for Assembly to be recalled following internal review into alleged sex abuser

Plaid Cymru's Bethan Jenkins is calling for the Assembly to be recalled in light of an internal review by a health board which has found delays in escalating sex abuse allegations against a former nurse assistant.

Kris Wade worked in the Learning and Disabilities Directorate of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board and was based in Rowan House, Cardiff, when the allegations were made.

Wade later went on to murder his next door neighbour, Christine James, in a 'sexually motivated' attack.

Bethan Jenkins is also calling for ABMU to be placed into special measures.

The buck has to stop somewhere and there needs to be accountability for another failure of patient care and protection at ABMU.

I would urge the Welsh Government to place ABMU into further special measures and more fully explain their role during this time, what they knew and why.

I also think the National Assembly should be recalled as soon as possible so that a full statement can be made by the Welsh Government to outline their response to these events and what they plan to do to ensure this does not happen again in ABMU or Wales.”

– Bethan Jenkins AM, Plaid Cymru, South Wales West
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