Paul Ridd hospital care 'was a catalogue of errors'


A patient with severe learning difficulties who died in hospital may have survived if he had received better care, a watchdog has found.

Paul Ridd's nursing care at Morriston Hospital in Swansea was called "abject" and "dire" by the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales.

Mr Ridd, 53, died of respiratory issues after transfer from intensive care. His family welcomed the report. Managers said procedures had been improved.

Here his sister Jane Nicholls and brother Jonathan Ridd talk in detail about the care their brother received before his death.

They say the difference from the care when he moved from intensive care into an ordinary ward was like going from a five star hotel "to a Third World country".

The family say there was a catalogue of errors but they hope lessons will be learnt.

'Dire' care for patient who died

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