Tawel Fan ward at Glan Clwyd Hospital
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Glan Clwyd Hospital: Staff 'mostly in office' at 'zoo' unit

A review has been carried out into death rates at a Denbighshire mental health unit, where it is claimed patients were treated like "animals".

It follows a damning report into practices at the Tawel Fan ward at Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan.

In the independent report, one family said it was like going into a zoo and seeing "captured animals".

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has looked for a link between alleged mistreatment and premature deaths.

The report's author, health specialist Donna Ockenden, said the majority of staff time was spent in an office at the unit.

  • 29 May 2015