Inquest finds failings in treatment of man who died after care home fall

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Broken neck of Heddwyn Hughes, who had learning difficulties, was undiagnosed for 10 days

There were failings in the care and treatment given to a man with severe learning difficulties who broke his neck in a fall at a residential home, an inquest jury has concluded.

Heddwyn Hughes, 67, was living at the Bro Myrddin residential unit in Carmarthen, west Wales, when he fell in May 2015 but his broken neck was not diagnosed until 10 days later. He died in October 2015.

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