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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.

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Report's focus on infection control procedure

Key points raised in the report include:

  • Routine governance arrangements within the Health Board have not paid sufficient attention to infection control
  • Effectiveness of the Board has been significantly compromised by a breakdown in working relationships between some senior leaders in the organisation
  • There has been a lack of cohesion in the way executive directors work together
  • The report raises further concerns about the stability and capacity of the executive team as a result of staff turnover and sickness absence.

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