We know how hard our incredible NHS staff work. However, the people of North Wales have been let down for far too long by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The amazing staff are working hard to save lives yet are continually facing roadblocks from senior management.
We all know from personal experience how hard it is to get a doctors’ appointment or see a dentist. People are turning to payday loans to go privately after spending years on a waiting list for treatment.
In Wales, 1 in 4 patients have been waiting over a year for treatment. These are shocking statistics and reflect a growing divide in health outcomes.
Despite being taken out of special measures in November 2020, errors identified in 2015 are still happening, leading to the health board re-entering special measures in February 2023. Independent reviewers like the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales and the Royal College of Surgeons have raised concerns that continued mistakes are risking patient safety, and even death.
Over 1,000 people have signed a Senedd Petition agreeing that Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has failed the people of North Wales. That is why I have launched this campaign to improve access to healthcare in Flintshire. The only way that improvements will be made is if you make your voices heard. So please fill in this short survey – and together let’s send our colleagues in Cardiff a message that healthcare in Flintshire needs major improvement.