The First Minister says that his decision to look at a 'third option' for neonatal care in north Wales "should in no way be taken as a criticism of their actions."
He says "we all recognise change in the NHS has to happen and it raises difficult and challenging issues for all of us. This is particularly so when vulnerable babies are involved. All of us share the common desire to do what is best now and into the future."
The public will rightly expect all of us to work together on all actions, short, medium and long term, to put in place safe and sustainable services. It is important BCUHB continue with this work and my decision should in no way be taken as a criticism of their actions. We all know health services have to change in Wales and in this particular instance I am asking for advice on whether there may be an opportunity in the future to provide these neonatal services within North Wales.
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