Kirsty Williams, AM for Brecon and Radnorshire, has raised concerns about paediatric care in health boards that serve her constituents.
Kirsty raised the concerns after hearing from residents and health professionals that that Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABU) and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) were struggling to fill their rotas, potentially putting services under threat.
Commenting, Kirsty Williams said:
“The reports I am hearing are incredibly worrying, good paediatric care is crucial to the health of our young people in Brecon and Radnorshire. If there are a lack of paediatricians in south Wales, action needs to be taken fast.”
“I have written to the Chief Executives of ABMU and ABU, expressing my concern for my constituents. I also raised the issue at this weeks First Minister’s Questions who said he was confident rotas would be filled. I will continue to press the Welsh Labour Government on this issue.”
From Tuesday 10th February record of proceedings:
How confident are you, First Minister, that health boards will be able to maintain paediatric rotas later this year, and that paediatric services currently being delivered at the Royal Gwent Hospital and at Nevill Hall Hospital, and paediatric services being delivered at your own district general hospital in Bridgend and at Morriston Hospital will be able to be maintained?
The First Minister
We are confident they will be able to be maintained. We expect the local health boards to do just that.