MS hits out at local health board over lost medical records

November 03, 2023 - 450 views

Recent news highlighting the death of a woman following the loss of important medical notes at the North Wales Health Board has spurred a local MS to express his anger following the incident.

Commenting on the news that documents referring the patient for further tests were lost by Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board, Welsh Conservative Shadow North Wales Minister, Darren Millar MS said:

"Another day, another story about preventable harm and death in North Wales.

"Issues with poor management of medical records have featured time and time again in reports on failings within the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. If these had been addressed, then this patient's death could have been prevented. 

"This negligence must stop and those responsible for repeated mistakes must go.” 

Mr. Millar added: "That this has happened at a time when the Health Board has been closely overseen by the Welsh Government demonstrates that the current escalation framework isn't working."