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Work improving “flow from ambulances and through emergency department” to be scrutinised by councillors

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Jan 11th, 2019.

An update on work to improve the “flow from ambulances and through the emergency department” will be given to councillors next week.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – along with the Wales Ambulance Service Trust (WAST) – will meeting with members of the council’s safeguarding, communities and wellbeing scrutiny committee will take place on Wednesday 16th January.

The meeting between the health board and councillors is the first to take place this year.

An agenda published on the Wrexham Council website ahead of Wednesday afternoon states the health board and ambulance service will explain how they are working together to improve flow from ambulances and through Emergency Department to improve patient outcomes and experiences.

It comes after committee members voted in October 2018 in favour of receiving a further update on waiting times from BCUHB.

A statement on the progress with primary care is also set to take place.

At the committee’s meeting in October 2018 the health board was quizzed over waiting times for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – with chief executive Gary Doherty admitting that the service was struggling to meet Welsh Government targets.

During the meeting the problems surrounding social media usage amongst young people were also cited as a potential reason for the growing mental health crisis among children in Wrexham and Flintshire.



From November: Latest Wrexham Maelor Hospital waiting time data for October shows improvement – but still worst in Wales.



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