WQ92514 (e) Tabled on 18/04/2024

Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on the discussions she had with Hywel Dda University Health Board regarding its Targeted Intervention status?

Answered by Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care | Answered on 22/04/2024

My officials and I have regular meetings with Hywel Dda University Health Board to discuss a range of issues, including the escalation status and the actions the health board is taking to address its challenges identified.

I met the chair on 29 January as part of the chair’s review process and escalation was discussed during that meeting. I will be meeting the chair on a quarterly basis to discuss progress against the targeted intervention framework, de-escalation criteria and the chair’s objectives.

As the health board has been escalated to level four/targeted intervention under the new escalation framework, considerable scrutiny will be placed on the health board, which will include regular meetings with Welsh Government officials and the NHS Executive.