Governance issues at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board



The Public Accounts Committees of the Fourth Assembly and Fifth Senedd (formerly Fifth Assembly) undertook considerable work looking at the governance arrangements at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB). The Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee of the Sixth Senedd agreed to revisit these issues to discuss lessons learnt, future plans and implementation of the outstanding previous Committee’s recommendations with BCUHB.


Following the session, the Committee agreed to revisit this issue in the early autumn 2022 term.


The Committee was due to also consider escalation frameworks with the Welsh Government. Specifically the current escalation status of all relevant Heath Boards in Wales, whether the NHS Wales Escalation and Intervention Arrangements is fit for purpose and has achieved its objectives and if the Welsh Government has any plans to undertake a review of the Arrangements.


The Committee wrote to the Welsh Government on 18 May 2022 regarding the escalation frameworks.

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 18/01/2022