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Another Nurse Suspended at Princess of Wales Hospital Brings Total Investigated to 15

The nurses have been suspended after an investigation into falsification of records at the Bridgend hospital

 

Fifteen nurses have now been suspended from the Princess of Wales Hospital and Morriston Hospital following an investigation into falsification of records.

The announcement of the suspension of another Princess of Wales Hospital nurse today brings the total number of nurses suspended to 15, 14 from the Princess of Wales Hospital and one from Morriston Hospital.

The 15 suspended nurses include three who were charged last month by South Wales Police following an investigation into allegations of neglect involving the falsification of entries in patients' notes at the Bridgend-based hospital.

Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend. Picture by David Williams
Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend. Picture by David Williams

Nurses Lauro Bertulano, 44, Clare Cahill, 41 and Rebecca Jones, 29, who all come from the Bridgend area, were charged with wilful neglect last month.

The charges related to eight patients. The three nurses answered bail yesterday.

A South Wales Police spokesman said:"They have been charged with wilful neglect contrary to Section 44 Mental Capacity Act 2005 in connection with a further six patients.

"Police officers have contacted all of the patients or the families of those patients concerned to keep them fully informed of developments."

The three nurses are scheduled to appear before Bridgend Magistrates Court on Monday, July 28.

An ABMU Health Board spokeswoman said: "The Health Board is also carrying out audits and spot checks of blood glucometry record-

keeping across all its hospitals.

"These continue and have been underway following the issues around some blood glucometry record-keeping, which emerged early in 2013.

"We continue to assist South Wales Police with their investigations."

 

Source: Wales Online

 

 

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