Care inquiry launched at Ysbyty Cefni

BCUHB

Health chiefs have launched an investigation amid concerns about a patient’s care at a mental health unit in Llangefni.

The Betsi Cadwaladr health board confirmed on Thursday that a number of support staff have been removed from their work at Ysbyty Cefni.

The exact circumstances surrounding the investigation at the specialist unit for older people with dementia have not yet been disclosed. But the board says no one at the hospital has been suspended.

In a statement, a BCUHB spokesperson said: ”We take the safeguarding of patients extremely seriously and actively encourage our staff to raise any concerns they have.”

”Following a concern relating to the care provided by one member of staff at Cefni Hospital, we are following our internal policies in order to be assured that there are no ongoing issues and to ensure that all appropriate processes are being followed.”

Ysbyty Cefni, which opened in March 1993, became a dedicated unit for elderly dementia patients ten years ago. According to the health board, it provides assessment, treatment and inpatient services on the same site.

The Betsi Cadwaladr health board has been in special measures since June 2015, when a damning report on institutional abuse on the Tawel Fan ward at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd led to direct control from the Welsh Government.

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