Heddwyn Hughes

Hughes, HeddwynName: Heddwyn Hughes.
Died: October 18, 2015.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Unknown suspicious death/Medical Neglect.
Location: Carmarthen, Wales, UK.

Details:
Heddwyn lived in a residential unit when he fell out of bed and broke his neck. Staff picked him up and showered him, noticed that he couldn’t feed himself at breakfast, noticed that he couldn’t stand up, and put him back in bed; only then did they take him to the hospital.

At the hospital, it took four hours for Heddwyn to be seen by a doctor. The staff didn’t bother to tell the doctors that he had fallen, so his broken neck wasn’t diagnosed for ten days after it happened.

Heddwyn broke his neck in May 2015; in October 2015, he died.

References:
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Inquest into death of vulnerable adult with learning disability in Carmarthen care home opens Wednesday

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