The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales has asked Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board to apologise to the daughter of a patient who died of cancer after it found a number of failings in his care and treatment.
The health board has been found to not have not given the patient, referred to as Mr B, a reasonable standard of personal care at Morriston Hospital in 2012.
Mr B was suffering from cancer when he was taken to hospital in February 2012 with back pains.
His daughter argued that Mr B suffered unnecessarily and died sooner than might have been the case because of the failings by the health board.
The Acting Ombudsman, Margaret Griffiths, recommended that the health board should make a number of recommendations, including paying Mrs A £1500 in recognition of the 'significant distress' its failings caused.
The recommendations also include providing better discharge-related training for its nursing staff members and assess and review the personal care needs of their patients systematically and record the service provision associated with them.
The Health Board has agreed to comply with these recommendations.
Morriston Hospital in Swansea has found that a new way of treating heart attack patients could save lives and prevent further heart attacks and hospital admissions. It is now hoped that the research will change the way heart attack patients are treated around the world.
The new treatment carried out at Morriston's Cardiac Centre meant that patients who needed to have a blood clot removed from an artery in the heart, also had either one or both of their arteries widened at the same time.
The research study found that treating all the affected arteries saved lives, prevented further heart attacks and prevented further admission with chest pains.
We know it is safe to do, and beneficial for the patients. They come in here with a heart attack and they go out completely fixed, without the prospect of further procedures to worry about.
It is now standard care in the Morriston Cardiac Centre, and we believe it could well become standard care across the world. It has definitely put the centre on the map.
– Dr Alexander Chase, Morriston Hospital Consultant Cardiologist
New research carried out at Morriston Hospital could change the way heart attack patients are treated around the world.
Morriston's Cardiac Centre was the only hospital in Wales to take part in a study where patients who needed an angioplasty - the unblocking of an artery in the heart - also had either one of both of their other arteries widened at the same time, to prevent further problems.
Previously, routine practice and guidelines had recommended only fixing the single heart attack artery. The research found that the new treatment prevented further heart attacks, saving lives and further hospital admissions.
An investigation is underway after a body was recovered from the river near Gurnos Road in Ystalyfera, in the upper Swansea Valley. Emergency services were called to the area shortly after 3.45pm today. The body has been taken to Morriston Hospital.
People are being urged not to use the accident and emergency department at Morriston Hospital in Swansea if at all possible as the staff try to cope with a high number of patients. Operations there have already had to be cancelled.
Abi Davies had been waiting six months for her surgery before it was postponed. She says she now plans to get treated in England. Kevin Ashford reports.
Morriston hospital say patients are taking longer to recover from illnesses and are staying longer in hospital beds which has resulted on operations being cancelled and a stretched A&E service.
Patients are being asked to avoid going to the hospital if they can use other services such as their GP, a pharmacy or the minor injuries unit at Neath Port Talbot and Singleton hospitals.
Those arriving with less serious conditions are likely to face a longer wait says Abertawe Bro Morgannwg health board, "We apologise to patients whose surgery has been postponed, and we will reschedule as soon as possible.
"We fully understand that it is upsetting and frustrating for patients and their families if an operation does not go ahead as planned, and we only postpone planned treatment if it is completely unavoidable," said a spokesperson.
Many of the emergency admissions involve a large number of frail, older, people; many with more than one health condition needing treatment. The health board says they need a great deal of care which can take time to administer.