More babies needing special care in Wales may have to be treated in England if proposals to improve neonatal care go ahead. Health Minister Lesley Griffiths says there are currently too many small units in Wales that don't have the proper services.
Answering a question from Jocelyn Davies AM before the Children and Young People Committee, Health Minister Lesley Griffiths AM says gradual improvements are being made to neonatal services in Wales.
The Health Minister Lesley Griffiths is appearing before the National Assembly's Children and Young People Committee this morning to discuss plans for neonatal care in Wales. There have been fears about the future of services for newborn babies with the planned reorganisation of the health service.
At an evidence session earlier in the year consultant neonatologists described how they were constantly 'skating close to the wire' with 100% occupancy of special care incubators and instances of mothers and babies being transferred to England as there were no facilities for them in Wales.