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September 2021

September 29, 2021

A tragic, avoidable scandal: Why hasn’t a report into a Welsh mental health unit been released?

Mental health services present one of the greatest challenges for our NHS – and sadly it’s a growing challenge.

That’s why it’s important we learn lessons from previous experiences and we are honest in acknowledging mistakes and failures.

Mental health services in the north of Wales were identified as one reason why Betsi Cadwaladr health board needed to be taken into special measures more than six years ago by the First Minister, who was then the health minister.

That was a clear statement and an acknowledgement of previous failings and mistakes. In that respect, the move was to be applauded – even if it was inevitable.

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