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FOI 2023 202 - Cremation incident


Information Requested:

Link to news story - Wrong body cremated in shocking hospital mix up ( 

As you can see from the headlines in two or more papers you have mentioned that this is the hospitals fault  - The person that was wrongly cremated was Patrisha Randal.  

Please can you confirm this and also confirm this was an error on the hospitals side.   


Information provided for the answer:

Thank you for your request dated 11 December 2023. 


Public Health Wales do not hold this information. 


Public Health Wales is the public health service for Wales and as such is an independent NHS Trust. Therefore, do not have access to this information. As an organisation we have no jurisdiction over the activities of Health Boards and frequently do not have access to the data that they produce.  I have provided contact details for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board 

 Below as they may hold this information. You would need to contact them individually for the information they hold.  


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board 


I am very sorry we cannot help on this occasion. 



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