Health care improvement needs change of Government

So, the Health Board have announced that they’ve appointed anew Chief, Gary Doherty. Good luck to him, sincerely. My response: “I wish Mr Doherty well in his new role as CEO for this Health Board. I’m sure that running such a behemoth as BCUHB is not an easy task, but previous incumbents have made it…

Broadcast attack ruse to shift attention

Trade Unions are of vital importance in securing representation and fairness in the workplace. They have secured many rights that we take for granted today, and long may they continue. However it’s about time that members of some of our largest trade unions realise that they are being used to fund and promote the Labour…

Trevor Purt resigns

Following the news that Trevor Purt, Chief Executive of Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board, has resigned, Mabon ap Gwynfor, Plaid Cymru – The Party Of Wales’ candidate for Clwyd South and long term health campaigner, said: “When the Health Board was put in special measures we said then that Trevor Purt should be sacked. It’s a…

Care Homes & Hopital Beds

Dear Editor Your Leader Comment ‘Hospital beds will be blocked if there are no care homes’ (Leader 13.10.15) is absolutely right to point out the obvious link between bed-blocking and the lack of community beds. The irony, of course, is that when the Health Board proposed to close Llangollen Hospital, it promised that it would…

Breast Cancer Services Fury

Campaigners fighting to keep Breast Cancer services in Wrexham were bitterly disappointed that they were not allowed to address the Health Board today (Tuesday 10 March). The Betsi Cadwaladr health board were meeting at Mold for the first time since the shock decision to transfer consultant-led services from Ysbyty Glan Clwyd to Wrexham and Bangor.…

Mabon calls on Government to be honest about health plans

The Welsh Government should come clean about what it’s plans are for health services in north Wales and not hide behind un-elected and unaccountable Health Board members, said Mabon ap Gwynfor  of the North Wales Health Alliance. His call came as news broke that the Health Board were actively looking at downgrading one of the…

Integrate Health and Social Care to ease beds pressure

Health and Social Care should be integrated in order to ease the pressure on the NHS said Mabon ap Gwynfor, long time health campaigner and Parliamentary Candidate for Plaid Cymru in Clwyd South. Mr ap Gwynfor said that there were beds available in care homes which could be commissioned by the Health Board for step-down…