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6th October 2015

Inquests to be held into care home deaths after alleged abuse investigated under Operation Jasmine

Inquests are to be held into the deaths of patients in an alleged care-home abuse case, First Minister Carwyn Jones has said today (October 6).

The news came as the First Minister Carwyn Jones issued a statement in the Senedd about the recommendations published in the review by Dr Margaret Flynn which the Welsh Government commissioned into alleged abuse at South Wales care homes.

Dr Flynn's report containted 12 recommendations: Read the Welsh Government's statement responding to the Flynn recommendations.

The neglect at six South East Wales care homes was investigated by Gwent Police under Operation Jasmine but the homes' owner, Dr Prana Das, died before any prosecution could take place.

The Flynn Report concluded that Dr Das 'could and should have been prosecuted'. It found evidence of horrific neglect including pressure sores left untreated. The Welsh Government has now announced a new system to record and publish incidents of avoidable pressure sore damage in care homes.

Read more on this story

WalesOnline: Inquests will be held into the deaths of patients in care home abuse scandal

WalesOnline: Systemic abuse was uncovered in six care homes, claims MP

BBC News: Operation Jasmine inquiry: Justic demand over homes 'neglect'

National Assembly for Wales Research Service: Reflections from the Flynn report

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