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Review of neonatal care move

Carwyn Jones has announced that the Welsh Government are to look at 'another model' for providing neonatal care in north Wales. The current proposals would see services transferred to Arrowe Park near Liverpool.

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Return of specialised neonatal care needs clear timetable say Tories

The Conservatives say Carwyn Jones hasn't done enough by ordering a review of whether specialised neonatal care can be returned to North Wales in the future, following his decision to approve its transfer to the Wirral.

I welcome this statement and the fact that it leaves the door ajar on the retention of long-term intensive care for sick and small babies in North Wales -but it doesn't go far enough. It's very disappointing that the First Minister has failed to set out a clear timetable for the decision making process. The ongoing uncertainty over the future will continue to be a cause of anxiety for hardworking staff and parents.

The First Minister must act swiftly to publish a timetable and provide assurances that no services will be withdrawn during the period of his review.I am confident that, if the First Minister is true to his word and listens to clinicians, these services will be safeguarded within North Wales and the potentially dangerous decision to relocate services from the region will be scrapped.

– Shadow Health Minister Darren Millar AM

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