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…

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…

Calls to open community hospitals beds

A Welsh Government report published today showed that Wales has the lowest number of beds for patients with acute life threatening illnesses in Europe. The report, written for Welsh Ministers, noted that Wales has 3.2 critical care beds per 100,000 people, compared to four in England and a European average of 11. Mabon ap Gwynfor…

£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…

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…