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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 5, Guildhall, Swansea. View directions

Contact: Liz Jordan 01792 637314 

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Disclosure of Personal and Prejudicial Interests.


No disclosures of interest were made.


Presentation and Question and Answer Session with Chairman and Chief Executive of Local Health Board

Andrew Davies, Chairman of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Tracy Myhill, Chief Executive of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board


The Chairman, Andrew Davies and Chief Executive, Tracy Myhill of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board attended together with their colleagues Jason Crowl, Sian Harrop-Griffiths and David Roberts to present to the Panel and answer questions.


Andrew Davies informed the Panel that they were appearing on behalf of ABMU HB but were really representing the wider partnership which includes the 3 local authorities and the third sector.  It is a strong and effective partnership and the relationship has improved significantly over the last 5 to 6 years.  The average age of patients is 85 and they frequently present with more than one complex issue. The priorities of the HB are to provide the best care and improve the health of the population


Discussion points:

·       From 1 April Bridgend will no longer be part of ABMU HB and the HB will be changing its name to Swansea Bay University Health Board. This move should be cost neutral to the HB and should have no detrimental effect on the population.

·       HB plans to reduce its deficit in a controlled way.  It is trying to change in a strategic way.

·       HB feels the major reason for the targeted intervention in 2016 was finance, mainly in terms of provider costs.

·       Prevention and wellbeing can only be tackled through joint working.  This is very much the HB’s focus now.  The whole system needs to be moved from treating health to prevention.

·       HB’s policy is to try and keep people at home for as long as possible

·       Disputes happen between the local authority and HB regarding packages of care.  Partnership working is key to dealing with this.  It is resolved on a case by case basis.  There are no timescales in places for resolving disputes between the local authority and health board.

·       HB and local authorities are working more towards pooling of budgets for packages of care. Could potentially lead to service level agreements for this in the future.

·       HB is working with local authorities to change the models of care.

·       HB is using its 10 year strategy to provide a framework for short term plans

·       There is not currently an accessible system in place for the HB and Social Services which everyone can access.  Hopeful there will be in the next three years.

·       Panel requested more information from the HB on mortality, morbidity and wellbeing indicators.  The HB agreed to provide this.




·       HB to provide data on mortality, morbidity and wellbeing indicators.










Work Programme Timetable 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 109 KB


The Panel considered the work programme.


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