Hospital resources spread 'too thinly', says health board group
Hospital services are not as good as they could be because resources are spread far too thinly, says a group representing health boards and trusts in Wales.
Helen Birtwhistle, the director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, was responding to proposals which could see an A&E unit downgraded at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant.
The Royal Glamorgan could also lose consultant-led maternity care and specialist baby care in the proposals.
They would be relocated to other hospitals in Cardiff, Swansea, Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend and to a new hospital near Cwmbran under the option preferred by the five health boards behind the plans.
Ms Birtwhistle spoke to Bethan Rhys Roberts on BBC Radio Wales.
23 May 2013