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Health Board's response: Audit Wales Report


The Chair of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has welcomed today’s Audit Wales report which states that, compared with a year ago, the Board is in a more stable position and working relationships amongst senior leaders are more positive.

Dyfed Edwards said: “I welcome this report which acknowledges the progress the health board has made over the past year. I fully understand that there is much more to be done as we continue on our improvement journey in order to ensure excellent healthcare services for the people of north Wales.”

“I see the Audit Wales report as a milestone to show we are moving in the right direction. Over the last 12 months we have worked to create stability and a positive and supportive culture within the health board, whilst focusing on quality of service provision and reaching out to patients and the public we serve. We now have a firm foundation to build on, with a new Chief Executive and new Board members in place who are committed to improving our governance, our financial management and ultimately improving our focus on quality and the experience of the patient and their families.

“I am grateful for the support of our partners and Government in all our efforts.”

Note to Editor:

The Audit Wales report states that investigations into financial irregularities identified by them and by the EY review are complex and has had a disruptive effect on the finance team.  A small number of staff from our Finance Department remain suspended whilst the investigation is ongoing. The health board has a duty of care to staff and cannot comment further until the investigation has concluded.