An open letter from our Chief Inspector in response to the inquests at Brithdir Care Home
Inquest concluded and judgment released 16th March 2021.
On behalf of Care Inspectorate Wales I would like to express deepest sympathies to the bereaved families of Mr Stanley Bradford, Mrs Edith Evans, Mrs June Hamer, Mr William Hickman, Mr Stanley James and Mrs Evelyn Jones. I have been deeply moved and saddened to listen again to the events at Brithdir Care Home and the tragic circumstances of the deaths of their loved ones.
I know that nothing can repair the loss they have suffered, but hope the inquests have given them the resolution and answers they deserve.
I acknowledge and accept the Coroner’s findings at the inquests. I want to reassure people who use care services today that as a direct result of these tragic events, the law was changed to give us greater power to act swiftly and take firm action when needed.
The safety and wellbeing of the people who use care services is at the heart of everything we do, and the quality of care is our utmost priority. We will not tolerate poor care and we will take action to protect people where necessary.
Gillian Baranski, Chief Inspector, CIW
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