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Rhyl cancer patient suffered from 'alarming failings' at Glan Clwyd Hospital


A report has concluded that significant failings by hospital staff led to the avoidable suffering of Ann Jones, 69, who had bowl cancer, before she died.

During their investigation, the Public Services Ombudsman found complications after surgery were not properly identified and weight loss was blamed on psychological factors rather than the pain of a bowel obstruction. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has apologised to Mrs Jones' family.

Denbighshire council have also said they were "sincerely sorry" for the distress caused to the family and have issued a written apology to her husband.

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Source: BBC News, 10 August 2021

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