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Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


About Us

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
 Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is the largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for a population of around 678,000 people across the six counties of North Wales (Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, and Wrexham).
The Health Board has a budget of £1.3 billion and a workforce of approximately 16,500.
We have three main hospitals (Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor, Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan and Wrexham Maelor Hospital) along with a network of community hospitals, health centres, clinics, mental health units and community team bases. The Health Board also coordinates the work of 114 GP practices and NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists in North Wales.

The Role of the Board:
The role of the Board and its members is to:

  • Formulate strategy for the organisation within the overall policies and priorities of the Welsh Government, responsive to the health needs of the local population;
  • Ensure accountability by holding the organisation to account for the delivery of the strategy and through seeking assurance that the systems of control are robust and reliable;
  • Shape a positive culture for the Board and the organisation;
  • Maintain high standards of corporate governance;
  • Ensure effective financial stewardship.

The Health Board has refreshed its purpose, commitments and values and these are reflected within annual and three year planning. Work is ongoing to embed these elements within the core communication, engagement and development of the Board. They are as follows:

Our Purpose

  • To improve health and deliver excellent care.

Our Vision

  • We will improve the health of the population, with a particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society.
  • We will do this by developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations.
  • We will develop our workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture.

Our Corporate Goals

  • Improve health and wellbeing for all and reduce health inequalities
  • Work in partnership to design and deliver more care closer to home
  • Improve the safety and outcomes of care to match the NHS’ best
  • Respect individuals and maintain dignity in care
  • Listen to and learn from the experiences of individuals
  • Support, train and develop our staff to excel
  • Use resources wisely, transforming services through innovation and research


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