Cwm Taf scandal: Shadow Health Minister calls for support for bereaved parents

Andrew RT Davies – the Shadow Health Minister – has said it will be an “extremely distressing time” when parents whose children died because of service failures at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Boar’s maternity department are told of the findings of the investigation.

Welsh Conservative Mr Davies said:

“I cannot even imagine what the parents, whose lives have been so cruelly affected, have been going through for the past few years, and while I hope that the findings may begin to bring a sense of closure, it is going to be an extremely distressing time for them.”

Mr Davies said that while he welcomes the progress made so far, he wants to see what support there will be for the bereaved families of the 160 children whose cases have been investigated.

He said:

“It’s all well and good hearing the usual lines of ‘this has been an experience of learning from past mistakes’, but that is likely to be little comfort for the grieving parents. They need the support now as much as before, because revisiting the circumstances of their child’s death will only serve to re-open old wounds.”

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