The former Chief Executive of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board has offered his "profound regret and sincere apologies" following this week's damning report into poor care at Neath Port Talbot and Princess of Wales hospitals.
I was saddened to read the ‘Trusted to Care’ report produced by Professor June Andrews and Mark Butler.
It highlights unacceptable standards of care provided, in particular, to elderly patients. Particularly distressing were the examples of care being given without sensitivity or compassion.
I must offer my own profound regret and sincere apologies. I am sure action will now be taken to ensure rapid, necessary improvement.
A review into two hospitals in south Wales found poor care of older people but denied a "Mid Staffordshire" situation had occurred there.
The Health Minister says there will be new spot checks in hospitals, but no full inquiry - and that the situation is not another Mid Staffs.
First Minister Carwyn Jones takes questions on the Andrews Report.