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Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health and Social Services

First published:
25 February 2019
Last updated:

On 14 June last year I published the outcome of a consultation proposing

that responsibility for healthcare services in the Bridgend County Borough Council (CBC) area should transfer to Cwm Taf University Health Board (Cwm Taf) from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABM); moving the health board boundary accordingly.

I also announced that, having considered the responses to the consultation and discussed the changes required to effect the proposals with the health boards and Bridgend CBC, my clear view was that the health board boundary should be changed in accordance with the proposal, taking effect from 1 April 2019.

The Welsh Government has laid the Order that will give effect to the boundary change by 1 April.

Following proposals made by the health boards and a period of engagement with key local stakeholders, the health board names will also be changed to reflect the new boundary arrangements:

  • Cwm Taf University Local Health Board will become Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Local Health Board;
  • Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board will change to Swansea Bay University Local Health Board.

I am grateful to the health boards, Bridgend County Borough Council and other organisations that have worked in partnership to deliver the changes necessary to ensure a successful transition to the new arrangements and ensure health services are sustained across both health board areas.