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…

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…

£1/2m for boss who closed Llan Hospital and downgraded SCBU

Chief Exec who presided over closure of Llangollen Hospital and downgrading of Wrexham SCBU gets £200k payout Health campaigners have reacted with fury at news that senior health bosses at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board were awarded hundreds of thousands of pounds in payouts and pay increases last year. It was revealed that former health…

Llangollen Hospital – Community vs Centralized

The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board have announced that they will close Llangollen Hospital over the winter months. Local AM Karen Sinclair (Labour) has quite rightly expressed her concern at the proposal. Before I go any further, don’t forget that it was Labour that planned to shut down a whole host of community hospitals back…

KEY MATERNITY SERVICES MUST STAY IN WREXHAM

Essential maternity services should remain at the Wrexham Maelor hospital. “”The Special Care Baby Unit is effectively an emergency unit dealing with premature and sick neonates. New babies are among the most unpredictable of patients and need immediate treatment rather than facing a possible 45-minute emergency dash up the A55.”