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Dementia patient 'let down'

The son of a man with dementia who died after going missing from a 'dementia-friendly' ward at Panteg County Hosptial, Torfaen, has criticised staff for a lack of care and dilgilence. The comments form part of a report from the Patients' Association.

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Heath board: 'Our thoughts are with Ronald Bowman's family'

Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Mr Bowman following this tragic incident in July.

When an in-patient leaves a ward unexpectedly an internal investigation will always take place and this case has therefore been the subject of a Serious Incident Investigation within the Health Board.

We have maintained contact with Mr Bowmans' family and have shared our investigation findings with them in a recent meeting.

As this case is the subject of a formal complaint it would however not be appropriate to comment further at this time."

– Aneurin Bevan Health Board

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