Plans to change the provision of healthcare across south Wales face uncertainty after they are rejected by one health board. The plans would see key services centralised at five hospitals. Health bosses are due to meet next week for further talks.
The South Wales Programme Board will meet next week to discuss reaction to plans to reorganise healthcare in south Wales.
Four health boards have backed the proposals, which would see key services centralised into five hospitals. Cwm Taf Health Board rejected the plans.
The Programme Board will meet next week to formally receive the outcomes of the health board meetings. We will work together to discuss these and consider the next steps so that the South Wales Programme work can proceed with minimum delay.
It is vital that we get this right to ensure the best healthcare possible for the people of south Wales and south Powys.
– Paul Hollard, programme director for the South Wales Programme
Four health boards have backed proposals for the reorganisation of healthcare services in south Wales.
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Aneurin Bevan, Powys and Cardiff and Vale have given their support to the plans.
The proposals would see services including A&E and specialist care for mothers, babies and children centralised into five hospitals.
Those hospitals include Morriston Hospital in Swansea, Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales, Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr and the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend. There would also be a new centre near Cwmbran.