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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Review won't stop neonatal transfer

The First MInister's announcement of a review into the future provision of neonatal care in North Wales doesn't mean the controversial transfer of services to the Wirral will be halted. A Welsh Government spokesperson has confirmed to me that the changes will go ahead as planned.

That's because the move is seen as 'clinically imperative.' So the First Minister's statement backs the local health board's plans but means that he'll commission a review into ways of bringing the services back into Wales in the long term. That may not be the reassurance campaigners hoped for.

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