Ann Clwyd talks about her husband's hospital death

 

Ann Clwyd, in an interview with David Cornock, said Owen Roberts died "like a battery hen" at the University Hospital of Wales

Ann Clwyd says medical staff at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff treated her husband Owen Roberts with arrogance and indifference in his final days.

The Labour MP for Cynon Valley talked to me about her complaint over her late husband's care.

Mr Roberts, a former head of news and current affairs for BBC Cymru Wales and an ITV executive, had been treated for multiple sclerosis before his death in October.

UHW says it would like to discuss Ms Clwyd's complaints with her, while the Welsh government said it recognised that more work needed to be done to ensure that all patients receive high quality care.

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    All sympathy to Ann Clwyd. I too lost a loved one at UHW Cardiff and sadly my experience was identical. I did make a fuss and was told all care was withdrawn as my father was dying. The nurses would not give basic items and I felt I needed to be there all day to give basic care like water. My father also asked us not to make a fuss as the nurses would take it out on him when we weren't there.

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    I also lost my husband in similar circumstances to Ann Clwyd. Since May I have twice contacted the BBC with the same concerns: I had NO response.Why do you have to be high profile to be listened to?
    Ordinary people are being continually ignored.

 
 

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