South East Wales

Three more nurses suspended in ABMU records inquiry

Princess of Wales Hospital sign
Image caption Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board confirmed a further three nurses had been suspended

A total of 13 nurses have now been suspended as part of an inquiry into the alleged falsification of patient records at south Wales hospitals.

Two more nurses have been suspended from the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, it has been confirmed.

Another nurse at Morriston Hospital in Swansea has also been suspended

It comes after seven nurses were suspended from the Princess of Wales Hospital over the last year.

Three other nurses were arrested as part of the investigation last year.

A spokesperson for Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board said it took the action after carrying out audits and spot checks on blood glucose record-keeping across all its hospitals.

The investigation started after issues surrounding record keeping arose in 2013.

That resulted in three nurses being arrested on suspicion of neglect following claims notes had been falsified.

The three have been released on bail and the criminal inquiry is continuing.

South Wales Central AM and Welsh Conservatives leader, Andrew RT Davies, said: "This news is deeply troubling. The seemingly relentless 'drip, drip' of suspensions and inquiries is hugely damaging for staff morale and public confidence in services at the Princess of Wales."

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