Ann responds to Neonatal care review

 Ann Jones, AM for the Vale of Clwyd, has welcomed a review of proposed changes to Neonatal services in North Wales.

Ann has opposed plans made by the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) to move Level 3 neo-natal services out of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd to Arrow Parke hospital on the Wirral.

Responding to the review, Ann said: “I am pleased that this review now has structure and a timetable. It is important the reference group work together with staff, patients and relevant stakeholders to achieve the desired outcome of safe sustainable neonatal services delivered in North Wales”.

The Review, ordered by the First Minister of Wales, will see the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health undertake a review over the next four months. This review will give consideration to the current and proposed arrangements for neonatal care, specifically focusing on intensive care provision, and consider models for providing a sustainable and compliant neonatal intensive care within North Wales.

The Royal College will provide an independent and experienced multidisciplinary team to undertake this review. The Royal College has significant experience in Neonatal Services reorganisation. In particular the British Association of Perinatal Medicine, which is the standard setting body, is associated with the Royal College.