16 May 2019

Merthyr baby’s death due to ‘systemic failures’ at hospital

Home Affairs Correspondent

Jenson James Francis was pronounced dead just 40 minutes after he was born.

Today, a coroner has concluded that systemic failures in the maternity unit at the Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil caused Jenson’s death.

Last month the Welsh Government put maternity services at the Cwm Taf health board – which manages the hospital – into special measures, amidst concerns about dozens of serious incidents at its hospitals, including stillbirths and neonatal deaths.