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Wrexham Maelor hospital death: family wants answers

The family of a disabled man who died after a routine operation say they are still waiting to be told what went wrong, seven months after his death.

Timothy Cowen, 51, Caergwle, Flintshire, died after a gall bladder operation.

He had to be fed through a tube and his family think he was fed incorrectly, filling his lungs with food, while at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

A review is ongoing and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board apologised for not keeping the family updated.

Matthew Richards reports.

  • 02 Dec 2013
  • From the section Wales