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.
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."