As a CHC we are aware of the fact that an unexplained injury was sustained by a patient at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon. This is clearly a very serious issue and our thoughts and sincere condolences go to the family at this very sad time.
We welcome the prompt action by the Health Board in initiating the multi-agency review process to consider what happened. This swift response was both right and essential.
We are aware that that staff are being interviewed as part of the ongoing process of investigation into the incident, and it would not be appropriate to comment in detail until that investigation is completed.
As a CHC we have spoken to the Health Board and have been reassured that the delivery of services to the people of Cwm Taf remains unaffected.
We obviously await the outcome of the investigation.
Dr Paul Worthington, Chief Officer, Cwm Taf CHC