Dr James Davies has welcomed news that Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board have approved the business plan for the neonatal centre at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan. He has urged the Welsh Government to grant final approval and release the £18M funds for the project to go ahead.
Commenting the Vale of Clwyd MP, said,
“I note that Dr Mark Walker from the health board gave the boards’ approval stating it, ‘underlines our commitment to the best quality services’, but it is disappointing that marches and public meetings had to be held to save doctor-led maternity services. I made my views known strongly at the time, backing local maternity services and fighting alongside campaigners. I am delighted we have the Boards approval but we now need the Welsh Government to put their money where their mouth is on this.”
A recent Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) report has found that the maternity services are safe but still require urgent development given issues surrounding recruitment are presenting on-going problems.