Chief Executive of Cwm Taf University Health Board Allison Williams said:
“It is with great sadness that I recognise that patients, relatives and local people will understandably have concerns about the ongoing investigation and media coverage surrounding Ysbyty Cwm Cynon.
“Cwm Taf University Health Board takes the care and safety of its patients extremely seriously. As soon as staff identified that there was a problem with the patient concerned, they acted quickly and appropriately. We are continuing to work with the police to do everything we can to get to the bottom of what happened.”
“We would like to emphasise that there is no suggestion that any other patients have been affected. However, if relatives have any concerns about the care of their loved ones they are encouraged to talk to the ward staff who can arrange for them to speak with a senior member of the Health Board team if that would be helpful.
“On behalf of the whole Board, I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family at this difficult time.”