Peter Tyndall
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Ombudsman criticises GP out-of-hours failings in Carmarthen after death

A health board's out-of-hours service has been criticised after a woman died hours after a GP in Carmarthen failed to diagnose sepsis.

The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales, Peter Tyndall, said there had been "fundamental failings" in Hywel Dda Health Board's service at West Wales Hospital.

There was no record of the woman getting a basic examination before she was misdiagnosed with shingles.

The health board apologised and fully accepted the findings.

Out-of-hours GP 'failing' over death

  • 28 Aug 2013