Special health board meetings to discuss recommendations from the programme board
The five health boards – Abertawe Bro Morgannwg, Aneurin Bevan, Cardiff and Vale, Cwm Taf and Powys – and the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust have today published notices that special meetings in public will be held on Thursday 13 February 2014, to discuss a series of recommendations from the South Wales Programme Board about the way some key hospital services are planned and delivered in South Wales and South Powys.
The recommendations focus on the future of consultant led maternity and neo-natal care, in-patient children’s services and emergency medicine that have been the focus of the South Wales Programme.
For the past two years, frontline clinicians have looked at the challenge facing these services and how the NHS can provide safe, sustainable, high quality care for all patients in South Wales and South Powys.
Following extensive public consultation, the recommendations, if accepted, will enable the health boards, supported by the Welsh Ambulance Service, to begin to redesign the way these key services are delivered.