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Special Meeting - Hybrid Meeting - Committee Room 1, Council Offices, Llangefni an Virtually through ZOOM, Partnership and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee - Monday, 13th November, 2023 2.00 pm

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Venue: Committee Room 1, Council Offices, Llangefni. View directions

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Declaration of Interest

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Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board pdf icon PDF 2 MB

1.      Health Board Improvement Programme – high level overview

2.      Resilience of Community Clinical Services on the Isle of Anglesey

3.      Joint Working between the Health Board and Isle of Anglesey County Council Adults’ Services




The report of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board was submitted to the Committee for consideration.


The Chief Executive said that the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is the largest partner organisation that works with this Authority to help vulnerable people and afford the best services and care for the residents of the Island.  He noted that it is recognized that the Health Board has faced a challenging period over the last six months due to special measures been placed by Welsh Government on the Health Board.  However, it is recognised that improvements have been achieved within the Health Board and it is hoped that progress will continue.  He further said that the Council is fortunate in having two individuals on the Besti Cadwaladr University Health Board with Councillor Dyfed W Jones as an Independent Member on the Board and Mr Fôn Roberts, Director of Social Services as an Associate Member. 


Mr Dyfed Edwards, Chair of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board said that it is unusual that the whole of the Health Board was placed in special measures by Welsh Government in February 2023 due to a number of concerns relating to delivery, organisational performance and governance.  He referred to the Board’s membership and structure and it is hoped to appoint further representatives on the Board in due course.  Mr Edwards further said that the history of the Health Board has been challenging over the last decade with a number of Chief Executive’s appointed and leaving their posts.  He said the experiences of people receiving the services of the Health Service have been monitored which has resulted in comments praising the health service once they have been seen and have received treatment but there are still challenges experienced in receiving appointments and services in the first instance.  


Mr Edwards said that his aim as the Chair of the Health Board and the Chief Executive is to improve the services afforded and to give the best health and well-being support to the people the Health Boards serves. He expressed that the Health Board needs to further engage with local communities and to be able to afford services within these communities and several consultation meetings are to be held to gauge the opinions of people as regards to the Health Board.  He further said that it is paramount to engage and share information with the local authorities to afford the best possible services to the people the Health Board serves. 


Mr Edwards further said that the Health Board is a major employer which employs nearly 20,000 employees across the region and the socio-economic effect the Board has is far reaching.  


Mrs Ffion Johnson, Area Director (West) – Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board said that continued good working relationship consists with this Authority and the Health Board. 


In considering the report, the Committee discussed the following main matters:-


·         Reference was made that the Health Board’s improvement journey which includes 5 key outcomes as noted within the report.  Questions were raised as to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.