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January 29 2019

Watchdog alleges health board screening failures

The Abertawe Bro Morgannwg health board did not carry out background checks on scores of its staff, a watchdog has alleged.

Care worker Kris Wade was accused on 3 separate occasions of sexual assault on patients, and finally murdered a female neighbour.  Background checks were not carried out, although in this case they may not have given an indication of what would happen.

The board was critisized for the length of time the investigations into the assaults took and how they were handled.