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Group of Welsh nurses suspended in records probe

Ten nurses have been suspended from a hospital as part of a police probe into alleged record-keeping anomalies.

The members of staff were suspended from Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, Wales.

Three nurses were arrested and bailed and a further seven were suspended on suspicion of falsifying records, the hospital said in statement.

All 10 nurses have been suspended, a spokeswoman for the hospital confirmed.

The statement said: “Early in 2013 internal systems within the Princess of Wales Hospital picked up alleged anomalies regarding the record-keeping of a small number of nurses.

“The Health Board notified the police, and a criminal investigation (still ongoing) was then launched. As a result, three nurses were arrested and bailed and a further seven were suspended on suspicion of falsifying records.”

The statement added: “The investigation is ongoing and it would be inappropriate to comment any further at this stage.”

South Wales Police declined to comment.

Readers' comments (7)

  • this article doesnt give too much information about the case, it looks like the only thing they wantb you to known is that the nurses were suspended . Give me the impresion that the want to create a clime of fear to make nurses accept any kind of treament from the autority ...

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  • Disappointing and sensationalist reportage, NT. Shame on you!

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  • Therer is no information in this article at all. It gives the impression that the nurses are being used as scape goats for something far bigger than they are. Falsifying WHAT records? Drug records? Nursing notes? Very disappointing and sensationalist reporting!

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  • agree with the above comments. in order to protect vulnerable individuals journalists should wait until they have some proven facts before reporting. this article only serves to further blemish the name of and degrade the profession.

    I note it is a copy of an article from the Press Association with no author cited. a common practice in NT. NT should verify these articles before publishing them

    An apology from the NT editors would be in order here.

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  • an afterthought to the comment above

    unfortunately this Press Association article is already out there so at least if it is printed in the NT nurses are informed of what is in the national press which they may otherwise miss.

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  • Nursing Times

    This article – written for Nursing Times by the Press Association – is a short report on a developing situation, hence the lack of detail.

    Given its legal nature, the authorities have not divulged information other than the basic facts until matters have been investigated.

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  • Nursing Times

    "Given its legal nature, the authorities have not divulged information other than the basic facts until matters have been investigated."

    I think your intelligent readership realise that. It already says so in the article!

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