Robert Stuart and Darren Hughes
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Patients given kidneys rejected 'unfit' by other hospitals

Two transplant patients died after receiving kidneys which had been rejected as "unfit" by other hospitals, an inquest has heard.

Robert Stuart, 67, from Cardiff, and Darren Hughes, 42, of Bridgend, were given organs from a donor infected with meningitis-causing parasitic worms.

Doctors knew the alcoholic donor of the kidneys had died from meningitis, Cardiff Coroner's Court heard.

The transplants took place at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales last year.

BBC Wales' health correspondent Owain Clarke reports.

  • 18 Nov 2014
Go to next video: Kidney op death families' grief