Health Board AGM after 'watershed year for NHS'
12:01pm Saturday 21st September 2013 in Penarth news
CARDIFF and Vale University Health Board is hosting its Annual General Meeting (AGM) later this month.
Members of the public are being invited to attend the event on Thursday September 26 at City Hall, Cardiff, from 6.30pm.
Health board chiefs have said it will be an opportunity to learn more about the work of the health board over the last 12 months, and more about its plans for the future.
Earlier this year a report said services at the Univeristy Hospital of Wales were "dangerous" and of "poor quality".
Cynon Valley MP Ann Clwyd claimed it was the Welsh equivalent of the Stafford Hospital scandal.
“Appalling” failings at the Mid Staffs NHS Foundation Trust have since resulted in proposals designed to improve safety and put patient care at the heart of the NHS in Wales.
Maria Battle, Chair of the health board, said: “2013 has been something of a watershed year for the NHS with the publication of the Francis Report. As a UHB, we are committed to ensuring safe, high quality care and would like to share how we are responding to the report’s recommendations, and particularly how we are further developing a culture of openness and transparency across the organisation.”
There will also be advice on healthy living and keeping well at the event.
Ms Battle added: “We hope that members of the public will join us to learn more about the work of the UHB over the last 12 months, and the plans we have for the future. There will be an opportunity to chat with representatives from across the health board, as well as find out more about looking after ourselves, living more healthily and keeping well.”
Tea and coffee will be available from 6.15pm.
For more informationcontact 029 20 745684.