One health board rejects hospital shake up plans

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.

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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, while services at other hospitals could be downgraded.

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Healthcare plans rejected by Cwm Taf

Cwm Taf health board has rejected plans to reorganise healthcare in south Wales.

The plans, which were supported by the other four health boards, would see services centralised into five hospitals.

But they would also mean that some services at the Royal Glamorgan hospital, which comes under the Cwm Taf health board, would be moved elsewhere.

The South Wales Programme Board will meet next week to discuss the reaction to the proposals.

Board will discuss reaction to healthcare plans

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

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The plans would see key services centralised into five hospitals.

One of the main points of contention in the proposals is over the Royal Glamorgan hospital in Llantrisant, which could see some services downgraded.

Health Boards back south Wales healthcare plans

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.

Cwm Taf are still discussing the plans.

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Details due on South Wales hospital shake-up

The Royal Glamorgan Hospital could lose services under the plans Credit: ITV Wales

Details are due to be published later on a massive shake-up of key health services across South Wales.

Changes under the controversial South Wales Programme involves the re-organisation of some key health services such as consultant-led paediatrics, neo-natal care, obstetrics and A & E services.

One possible plan sees specialist units at Cardiff and Swansea, a new centre near Cwmbran. and a fourth or fifth site in Merthyr, Bridgend or Llantrisant.