Report slams care at mental health ward

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has been criticised for the standard of care at a mental health ward of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Rhyl.

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Investigation shuts down mental health ward

The Tawel Fan ward is at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board has closed a mental health unit after concerns were raised about the quality and safety of patient care.

Tawel Fan mental health ward in the Ablett Unit at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd will close with immediate effect on a temporary basis while an investigation is undertaken.

The health board says it's working with local authorities and the police.

The Welsh Government and Health Inspectorate Wales have also been informed.

A small number of staff have been removed from clinical duties while the investigation takes place.

The health board says the remaining staff will be redeployed to support patients in other clinical areas.

The health board says alternative arrangements have been made for the small number of patients affected to be cared for elsewhere.

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