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.
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