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…

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…

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…

Major concerns of Prison impact on Wrexham Health service

Major concerns of Prison impact on Wrexham Health service Real concerns are being raised about the impact of the proposed Super Prison in Wrexham on local health service, following publication of evidence that Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board has no idea about the full impact of the prison on the health service, even though a planning…

Calls grow for beds at new health centre

Campaigners have re-iterated their calls for hospital beds to be included in the plans for a new health centre at Llangollen. The Welsh Government has this week announced that they will provide funding for the new health centre development. Mabon ap Gwynfor, of the Keep Llangollen Health Services campaign group said: “They’ve been dragging their…

Concern with Axe Man appointment

Sir It was with concern that we heard the news this week that Mr Trevor Purt has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board. Mr Purt is a former Chief Executive of The Heywood Middleton and Rochdale Primary Care Trust where he and his colleagues downgraded the Rochdale Infirmary, which…