Clwyd West AM Darren Millar, who was at the forefront of the campaign to protect consultant-led maternity services at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, has commented on a new Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists report into maternity services in North Wales.
He has said that people across North Wales must be given fresh assurances that the Welsh Government, and Health Board, will deliver on commitments which have been made, including in relation to the location of a new neonatal centre.
Mr Millar said:
“This report confirms that existing maternity services in North Wales are operating safely and that the Health Board is managing risks appropriately.
“While the Royal College has presented a number of options for the configuration of maternity services in the future, we must not allow it to create uncertainty, nor should we forget that decisions have already been made regarding the location of a new neonatal centre for North Wales at Glan Clwyd Hospital. It is therefore essential that the report does not distract the Board from pressing on with the delivery of this important project which has widespread public support.
“Thousands of people marched on the streets, signed petitions and campaigned passionately to protect doctor-led maternity services at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. They deserve to know that the Health Board and Welsh Government remains committed to delivering on the commitments which have been made to them.”