Dewi Jones obituary
My father, Dewi Jones, who has died aged 90, was a consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry who took a lead role in setting up and organising mental health services for young people in and around Liverpool. He helped to integrate university training with the service, developing the academic specialism of child and adolescent psychiatry at Liverpool University. After his retirement, Alder Hey children’s hospital trust named its mental health inpatient unit after him.
Dewi was born in Brynmawr, Blaenau Gwent, the son of David Jones and his wife, Elizabeth (nee Jones). His father had a varied career as a shepherd and coalminer, eventually running a small draper’s business. Dewi’s mother died when he was only 17 years old.