“Welsh Labour Government mustn’t abandon Betsi babies”

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for North Wales, Aled Roberts, has once again called on the First Minister to commit to maintaining consultant-led maternity services at all three hospitals in north Wales.

 

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for North Wales, Aled Roberts, has once again called on the First Minister to commit to maintaining consultant-led maternity services at all three hospitals in north Wales.

Commenting on the day a ‘Save Betsi Babies’ petition with more than 15,000 signatures was handed in to the Assembly and after raising the issue at First Minister’s Questions, Aled Roberts said:

“There are very real concerns surrounding this decision and the strength of feeling has been evident from the support shown for both the protest rally and the petition.

“I believe it is appropriate that the Minister steps in swiftly to review the board’s actions and until that review is complete, consultant-led services should stay at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and the plans to remove services from 6 April should be scrapped.

“Additionally, to avoid any misunderstanding, we need the CHC to clarify that it has specifically asked for the Health Board’s decision to be referred to the Minister.

“Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board and the Welsh Labour Government must now give a clear indication that they are committed to finding a way to keep doctor-led maternity services at all three hospital sites across the BCUHB region once the long-awaited Sub-Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Centre (the SuRNICC) is established and operational at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.

“It is crucial that both staff and patients have confidence in the capacity of the Board and the Welsh Labour Government to provide safe and sustainable maternity services  in north Wales”.


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