The publication of the South Wales Programme - detailing proposed reorganisation of health services across South Wales - has been postponed.
The South Wales Programme board – the chairs and chief executives of each of the organisations – has been working continuously to develop and agree a set of recommendations to take to special board meetings.
Those meetings were scheduled to take place tomorrow (December 12) but it is with regret that these have been postponed because a small but important number of details need further work by members of the programme board before it is able to make its final recommendations.
– Dr Andrew Goodall, Chief Executive, Aneurin Bevan Health Board & Paul Hollard, South Wales Programme
These outstanding details relate to the arrangements needed to manage these fragile services during the time between the decision being made and implementation of the new service models. The programme board is also giving further consideration to the long-term strategy, which has evolved from the consultation feedback, about the future pattern of hospital services across South Wales
The programme board is due to meet to continue its discussions on December 17 and we anticipate the special health board and Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust meetings will be rescheduled for early in the New Year.