A CORONER will meet in January to set a date for an inquest into the death of a Crymych father.

Matthew Salisbury had been complaining of suicidal thoughts when he was found dead just 24 hours after it is claimed he was refused a hospital bed at Carmarthen’s Glangwili Hospital.

Mr Salisbury, aged 34, was found dead in Carmarthen on May 27.

His bereaved wife Tara said that the hospital refusing to provide a bed for Matthew was a death sentence for him.

She believes that, if Matthew, who first sought help for depression last October, had been treated as an emergency and admitted, he would still be alive.

After Matthew repeatedly threatened to take his life, Tara accompanied him to Glangwili’s A&E department on Saturday, May 25, after being previously advised to go to A&E if he ever made such a threat.

Police found Matthew dead in his car just outside Carmarthen in the early hours of the Monday morning.

Meeting at Llanelli Town Hall on Friday, coroner Mark Layton discussed what would be needed ahead of the inquest hearing.

He was joined by Mike Evans, representing Mr Salisbury's family, Huw Morgan, of Health Risk Services, and Jane Whalley, of the Health Board.

Mr Layton said he was already in possession of the post mortem report, which revealed the cause of death as carbon monoxide poisoning, the toxicology report, A&E reports, and a note from Mr Salisbury.

Mr Morgan said a root cause analysis had been produced, but was at draft stage and waiting to be signed off.

Witness statements will also be provided by the nurse who attended Mr Salisbury.

Both documents will be presented in January.

Mr Layton will meet with the representatives again on January 31, when a date will be decided for the full inquest.