Please find below updated statements from Cwm Taf University Health Board in relation to maternity services:
While Cwm Taf University Health Board is unable to comment on any individual cases, in response to concerns raised by women:
“Losing a baby is a devastating experience for women and their families. We sincerely sympathise with all those who have experienced such a sad loss.
“We cannot comment on the individual cases but we are reviewing each one in detail to establish that they were appropriately investigated and reported at the time. Once completed the findings will be shared in full with the families involved.
“We have openly shared the information about the review that we are currently undertaking because we want to be transparent and honest with our patients and the public. We do however understand that this will cause anxiety but we want to reassure the women who are, or who have ever been, looked after by us that every safeguard is in place to ensure that we provide the best possible care.”
If anyone has any concerns about our service they can contact us on 08000 328999 between the hours of 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday as well as this weekend (October 6th/7th). Alternatively you can email us at [email protected] anytime and we will arrange for someone to contact you directly.
In response to the Cabinet Secretary’s Written Statement:
“We continue to liaise with Welsh Government in response to the concerns that have emerged through our review and to share all information about the actions we are taking.
“We have provided assurance on the range of actions already taken and which we continue to progress to mitigate concerns.
“We have focused on a series of actions that respond to the seriousness of concerns and we are able to quickly progress ourselves. This has already included drawing in specific external support and discussions with the relevant Royal Colleges about our need for an external review.
“It is for the Cabinet Secretary to determine the actions he feels are appropriate to oversee the process and seek all necessary assurance. We very much welcome the independent advice and scrutiny that will be forthcoming from the Royal College Review.”