Police are taking no action at a hospital where post-mortem examinations were suspended after major problems were discovered.

South Wales Police were called in after the Human Tissue Authority found problems during a routine inspection at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

The priority now is for the hospital to dispose of tissue where appropriate according to the HTA’s code of practice

The HTA inspection highlighted problems in procedures, facilities and equipment at what is the biggest hospital in Wales.

The inspection, in July last year, led to the suspension of two licences relating to post-mortem examinations at the hospital.

In autumn last year the findings were referred to South Wales Police, who have now concluded that the hospital has no criminal case to answer.

The hospital, which is run by the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, has since improved standards and is still working closely with the Human Tissue Authority.

Human Tissue Authority chief executive Adrian McNeil said: “The HTA carried out an inspection of post-mortem facilities at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, on 30 July 2009.

“The inspection raised serious concerns about practices, procedures and the suitability of premises, which did not comply with HTA standards.

“On inspection, records could not be provided for some of the tissue that was being stored. The priority now is for the hospital to dispose of tissue where appropriate according to the HTA’s code of practice.”

He added: “Since July we have worked closely with the hospital to help get the facilities up to standard.

“The hospital has invested significant time and resources and made great improvements. We are working with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to build on the significant improvements that have already been made.”