South Wales Programme engagement 

You may have heard that a debate has been launched about potential changes to the location of some hospital services locally. Health boards across South Wales, including Cardiff and Vale, have come together to look at a small number of specialist, but important, services to explore how best to tackle some of the issues they face in providing them safely. They’ve called this work the South Wales Programme.

Working with more than 300 clinicians across South Wales, the Programme has identified some specialist services across South Wales where they think there may be a need to rethink where and how these services are provided.


The services being looked at are:

  • some specialist maternity services (obstetrics)
  • some specialist inpatient services for children and babies born very prematurely (paediatrics and neonatal services)
  • accident and emergency and trauma services. 


You can find out more about the ideas and how to engage in the debate at 


Third Sector response

Cardiff Third Sector Council, in conjunction with Vale Centre for Voluntary Services, Cardiff and Vale Action for Mental Health and University Health Board, held an event on 3 July 2013 to gather third sector views on the plans. You can read the third sector response here.


Please email Sarah Capstick, Health and Social Care Facilitator at Cardiff Third Sector Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions about the South Wales Programme.


Find out more about the South Wales Programme by taking a look at the document library.


Read about the huge response to the South Wales Programme consultation.