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November 2021

November 18, 2021

Hergest: Long awaited Holden Report reveals extent of issues at mental health unit

A report exposing extensive problems with patient safety in a north Wales mental health unit has finally been made public after nearly eight years. 

ITV Cymru Wales revealed details of the report after receiving a leaked copy last year, but Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board tried to prevent the report’s publication despite the Information Commissioner’s Office ruling they should be released in 2020. 

The health board always maintained that publishing it would breach the confidence of members of staff who contributed to it.

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