CALLS have been made for a corporate manslaughter investigation in to a North Wales health board after an outbreak of a life-threatening infection.
North Wales AM Llyr Gruffydd wants police to look into how an outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C Diff) was handled in hospitals including Glan Clwyd Hospital, in which 30 people died.
Mr Gruffydd told the BBC's Week In Week Out programme: "30 people have died with C Diff in Glan Clwyd alone.
“If that doesn't merit a serious look at this then nothing does.
“I think it is time to consider whether there might be a case to answer in terms of corporate manslaughter - and I don't say that lightly.”
A Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board spokesperson said: “The outbreak at Glan Clwyd Hospital has been investigated by Public Health Wales and the health board has accepted their findings that the outbreak was not identified as early as it should have been.
“However Public Health Wales’ report did also confirm that the appropriate actions were then taken to contain and control the infection.
“In May 2013, the health board invited Prof Brian Duerden, Emeritus Professor of Medical Microbiology at Cardiff University, to carry out an independent review of our infection prevention and control systems.
“Both these reports have been made publically available and the Health Board are now implementing the recommendations that they contain,” the spokesperson added.