National Assembly for Wales

Health and Social Care Committee

Inquiry into the availability of bariatric service

Evidence fromBetsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – ABS 20


I agree with what has been suggested by the document [ABS 15 – consultation response from Aneurin Bevan University Health Board]


I strongly feel we need to have this service provided within BCUHB for North Wales – encompassing levels 3 and 4.


As the Regional UGI Cancer Centre here in Wrexham, we have over a number of years requested that we also be able to offer Bariatric Care at Levels 3 and 4 – believing that the teams in place are also able to provide this service (all 4 surgeons already active in bariatric surgical provision), particularly at Level 4. Discussions in the past have been had with HIW and WHSSC.


The main area of expansion would have to be around level 3 services.


Mr Andrew Baker


Consultant Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgeon

Clinical Lead Upper GI Cancer, Surgery

Clinical Director, Surgery

Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board