First Minister accused of misleading

The First Minister Carwyn Jones has been accused of misleading the public. In a response to a question by Plaid Cymru AM Llyr Gruffydd regarding community hospital closures the First Minister said: “I understand that people always find it extremely difficult when they see something closing, when they have been used to it over the…

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…

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…