Man died as hospital didn't tell him he had liver disease

The Public Services Ombudsman has ordered one of Wales leading hospitals to pay £5,000 compensation to the family of a 30-year-old Rhyl man who died, needlessly, from liver disease.

Carl Nolan was born with cirrosis of the liver and diagnosed with the condition a decade before he died - but no-one told him of the findings until it was too late.

Today Wales' medical ombudsman ruled that Carl's death was wholly avoidable.

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Hospital failings led to death

Carl Nolan was born with liver disease and died aged 30 after a catalogue of errors which prevented him from having a life-saving transplant, the Public Services Ombudsman found. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board admitted 'below standard' care.