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Bad practice 'not widespread' across ABMU health board

Bad practice "was not widespread" across Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, its chief executive has said.

Paul Roberts was speaking after two nurses who failed to carry out blood glucose tests on patients and then faked the results were jailed.

Lauro Bertulano, 46, and Rebecca Jones, 31, neglected patients on a specialist stroke ward at Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.

A third, Natalie Jones, 42, was given a community order for the same offence.

Cardiff Crown Court heard they failed to check blood glucose levels at least every two hours on multiple occasions.

All three previously pleaded guilty to multiple charges of wilful neglect.

Rebecca Jones was sentenced to eight months, Bertulano to four and Natalie Jones was given a 12-month community order.

Mr Roberts said the board looked at practices across its hospitals.

  • 14 Dec 2015