Ombudsman criticises dementia patient's care

More needs to be done to care for elderly people in hospitals that are coming to the end of their lives, according to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales.

It comes as a report is published today revealing 'a pattern of failures' in the care of a man with dementia who died four months after being admitted to Cefn Coed Hospital in Swansea.

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, which was criticised in the report, says it has overhauled some parts of its service since 2009 when the man died - and in the area of bed sore prevention it is now a world leader.

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'Pattern of failures' in man's care

A report into the death of a dementia sufferer four months after he was admitted to a hospital has found a 'pattern of failures.' Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board says there have been 'major changes' at Cefn Coed Hospital since.