AN INQUEST will investigate possible “gaps” and “failings” in the care and treatment provided to a woman from Rhyl who died at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd last year.

Sara Louise Hughes died aged 41 at the Bodelwyddan hospital on March 20, 2022.

At the opening of the inquest into her death, held in Ruthin today (September 18), it was heard that Ms Hughes had suffered from cervical cancer and kidney issues.


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Born in Stockport and unemployed at the time of her death, Ms Hughes’ provisional cause of death was given as urosepsis and renal failure.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has conducted its own investigation into Ms Hughes’ death, which concluded that it was “potentially avoidable”.

John Gittins, senior coroner for North Wales East and Central, adjourned the inquest to a date to be fixed.