A recent report has uncovered that in order to bring major reforms to the existing health system, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has proposed to bring closure to two of hospitals in North Wales.
It has been found that the proposals have been put with an aim to face the problem of an expected budget deficit effectively. The board anticipates that some £64.6m shortfall would be realized sometime soon and to improve the services, the step was necessary.
Though, previously it had been declared in a meeting that both the hospices would be closed. It is now being said that only Flint Hospital’s minor injury unit would be closed, whereas Blaenau Ffestiniog’s services would be shifted to Ysbyty Alltwen in Tremadog, provided a 10-week consultation succeeds.
As per the findings, it is due to huge criticisms raised by some campaigners concerned about the unit, that the unit has been decided to be transferred. They had brought in front a petition signed by some 4000 people showing dissent with the decision.
Further, it is being said that minor injury units and x-ray services would also be closed at some other hospitals in the region. “The Wales Audit Office report states that the status quo is not affordable and how services are operated must change”, said the report.