From today (April 1st) Cwm Taf University Health Board changes its name to Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB as it takes responsibility for providing healthcare services for the people in the Bridgend County Borough area.
Cwm Taf already provides healthcare services to the populations of Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil, but the boundary change means the health board will now serve a population of 450,000 and employ 13,500 staff.
The change in boundary is an administrative change and will not affect the way patient care is delivered. No services are being reduced or lost and patients will continue to travel to the same place as they do now to receive their care.
In June 2018 the Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething announced that responsibility for providing healthcare to the Bridgend population would transfer from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB to Cwm Taf UHB in order to strengthen partnerships arrangements for Bridgend County Borough Council.
To reflect the change in geographical area ABMU health board will also change its name to Swansea Bay University Health Board from today.
Allison Williams, CEO of Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB said: “Both Abertawe Bro Morgannwg and Cwm Taf University Health Boards have achieved a huge amount in improving access to high quality health care and also in improving the general health and well-being of the populations we serve. We now have a great opportunity to do even more.
“Today is a new beginning for us all. Our shared ambition is to build on the very best of both former organisations to create a new and invigorated approach to the way we work together to deliver services for our patients.”
For more information please contact Felicity Waters, Head of Communications on 01443 744812