100-day plans to turn around failing health service
Posted: June 25, 2015
Posted in: Medical Negligence
Following increased complaints about the standard of health care provided across north Wales, Simon Dean has requested staff to draw up 100-day plans to turn the health service around. Simon Dean took over after the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board was placed under special measures over management failings. There were also reports of “institutional abuse” of mental health patients at Glan Clwyd Hospital.
Mr Dean said that he was going to make it his sole aim to stimulate vast improvement in the health services provided across north Wales. He said that he wanted to “get out and about and listen to people”, to make appropriate improvements where people believe it to be necessary.
“stability and leadership”
Mr Dean was asked to take over the country’s largest health board following the suspension of Trevor Purt in June. He said that he would attempt to put an action plan in place while simultaneously seeking a permanent chief executive, to ensure that the board has “stability and leadership”.
Mr Dean said: “I don’t see myself as the saviour of Betsi. This is a team effort. I see my role as being a catalyst.” He added that the 100-day turnaround plans would not only provide immediate improvements, but also set ongoing objectives to be met in the future.
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