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Grieving son devastated at hospital's loss of mum's wedding ring

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 22, 2014

Prince Philip Hospital where the wedding ring of a woman who died was lost.

Prince Philip Hospital where the wedding ring of a woman who died was lost.

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A GRIEVING son is demanding answers after a Llanelli hospital lost his late mother's wedding ring.

Police are now making inquiries at Prince Philip Hospital, after Richard Evans, of Kidwelly reported the incident —  after being told his mum's band was locked away in a safe.

Mr Evans said his mother first went into Glangwili Hospital in January, before being transferred to the Bryngolau ward at Prince Philip in March.

Following a fall, during which she hurt her wrist, it was decided to take her wedding ring off, because she was uncomfortable.

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But Mr Evans was assured by staff that the ring was locked in a safe.

His mum was then transferred to the main hospital and on Friday — a day before his mum died on Saturday — Mr Evans decided he would ask for the ring.

But the 58-year-old was told to phone on Saturday morning — and was then told it couldn't be found.

"It's not worth a great deal of money, but it does have great sentimental value," he said.

"My mother has been wearing it for 61 years."

A spokeswoman for Hywel Dda University Health Board issued an apology to Mr Evans, adding: "We offer our assurances that we take the theft of patient, staff and health board property very seriously and are assisting the police with their investigations."

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  • mynyddgwair  |  May 22 2014, 1:24PM

    As soon as it was taken off your Mothers finger it should have been given back to the family!

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