Patient care issues raised in report 'disturbing'

“This report raises significant concerns about the management of Betsi Cadwaladr University Board particularly at a time when the entire health sector in Wales is undergoing seismic changes in both its funding and structure.

“That the apparent breakdown in working relationships between some of the Board’s senior leaders has compromised its ability to properly identify issues concerning the quality and safety of patient care is disturbing.

“I thank both the Wales Audit Office and Health Inspectorate Wales for bringing this matter to the fore.

“The Public Accounts Committee has agreed to take urgent evidence on this issue at its meeting on 18 July.”

– Darren Millar AM, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee,

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Health board accepts mismanagement report

The board of Wales' largest NHS organisation fully accepts a highly critical report into its mismanagement. Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board was identified as having a catalogue of failings.