Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (Welsh: Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Betsi Cadwaladr) is a Local Health Board in North Wales. It is the largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, and acute hospital services for a population of around 694,000 people across the six principal areas of north Wales (Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham) as well as some parts of Mid Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire.[3]

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Betsi Cadwaladr
TypeLocal health board
Established1 October 2009
HeadquartersPenrhosgarnedd
Bangor
LL57 2PW[1]
Region served
Hospitals
Staff15,481 (2018/19)[2]
Websitebcuhb.nhs.wales

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is the operational name of Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board.

The Board is responsible for the operation of three district general hospitals, 22 other acute and community hospitals, and a network of over 90 health centres, clinics, community health team bases, and mental health units. It coordinates the work of 121 GP practices and NHS services provided by North Wales dentists, opticians and pharmacies.

The Board is named after Betsi Cadwaladr, a Welsh nurse born in Bala, Gwynedd in 1789. Towards the end of her life  in her mid-60s  she worked alongside Florence Nightingale, nursing casualties of the Crimean war.[4]

History


The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board combined the North Wales NHS Trust (previously North East Wales NHS Trust and Conwy & Denbighshire NHS Trust), the North West Wales NHS Trust, and the six Local Health Boards of Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, and Wrexham.

A report in 2013 by the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales and the Wales Audit Office said that leadership at the board was "fundamentally compromised" because the relationship between the chairman and chief executive had broken down. Both subsequently resigned.

The organisation was placed in special measures in June 2015, following a mental health services report alleging institutional abuse 2012/13, the Tawel Fan unit was closed in December 2014.[5]

Hospitals


Current

Former

See also


References


  1. "General Enquiries". Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  2. "Annual Report and Accounts 2018/2019" (PDF). Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  3. "Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board Profile" (PDF). Welsh Government.
  4. "BBC News - Betsi Cadwaladr, Bala Crimean War nurse, given memorial". Bbc.co.uk. 2012-08-02. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  5. "Betsi Cadwaladr alUniversity Health Board put in special measures". Retrieved 9 June 2015.