New Health Boards for the north
The North Wales Health Board was in Special Measures for more than five years. It is too large, employs too many management consultants and agency staff, and has poor relationships with the unions. We would replace it with two new Boards.
One for the North West, centred around Bangor University Medical School, would aim to be a world leader in rural medicine. The other, for the North East, would focus on elective treatment, establish a centre for nursing excellence in partnership with Glyndŵr University, and develop specialist services that too often have been outsourced to England.