Drastic action has been taken following the publication of a damning report into the mistreatment and neglect of patients at Tawel Fan in Wales.
It comes following the publication of a damning report into the “appalling” and “shocking” mistreatment and neglect of patients on a Denbighshire mental health ward.
Ysbyty Glan Clwyd’s Tawel Fan ward was shut down in December 2013 amid allegations of historical abuse and neglect which saw patients treated on the floor and allowed to “run around naked”.
Scandal-hit BCUHB, which has already been highly criticised this year over plans to downgrade maternity at one of its three district general hospitals, was already at the highest level of intervention for any health board.
According to the Welsh Government’s NHS Wales Escalation and Intervention Arrangements documents, special measures – the fourth and final level of intervention – is explained as: “Current arrangements require significant change. Welsh Ministers may take intervention as set out in the NHS (Wales) Act 2006.”
Thank God the NHS in England is safe from Labour.