Local health board

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A local health board (LHB) is an administrative unit within NHS Wales

LHBs were first established in Wales in 2003.[1] [2] They were 22 in number, being coterminous with the 22 Welsh local authorities[3]. The LHBs planned what health services their populations need and then paid hospital NHS Trusts, family doctors, dentists and others to provide these services.

The NHS in Wales underwent a major reorganisation in 2009, merging the 22 Local Health Boards with the 7 NHS Trusts providing hospital services into 7 larger Local Health Boards[4].

Alongside the seven Local Health Boards there are three all-Wales NHS Trusts within NHS Wales (Public Health Wales, Velindre University NHS Trust and the Welsh Ambulance Service[5]) and one Special Health Authority (Health Education and Improvement Wales[6]).

List of local health boards

The seven local health boards in Wales are:

References

  1. ^ "Your Local Health Service" (PDF). NHS Wales. March 2003. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  2. ^ "The Local Health Boards (Establishment) (Wales) Order 2003". National Assembly for Wales. January 2003. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Schedule to The Local Health Boards (Establishment) (Wales) Order 2003". National Assembly for Wales. January 2003. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  4. ^ "NHS in Wales: why are we changing the structure?" (PDF). Welsh Assembly Government. October 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Health in Wales: Structure". Welsh Government. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Health Education and Improvement Wales". Health Education and Improvement Wales. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Press Release: Hello To Swansea Bay University Health Board". Swansea Bay University Health Board. 1 April 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  8. ^ "We Are Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board". Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. 1 April 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.


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