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First Minister Advisory Panel on siting of the proposed Sub Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Centre (SuRNICC) in North Wales

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This refers to the independent panel appointed by the First Minister to work with the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB).

The panel will progress the recommendations of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) of November 2013, on the siting of the SuRNICC in North Wales.

On 28 March 2013, the First Minister commissioned the RCPCH to conduct a review of neonatal service provision in North Wales.

A report has now been submitted to the First Minister by the Independent Panel.
The panel worked with the RCPCH  and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. They developed a strategic outline case and have presented a recommendation for the location of the centre. 


Steve Boardman – Management Consultant / Advisory Panel member

A presentation to explain the strategic outline case process. The presentation gives an in depth explanation of a five case model, including detail around option appraisal and benefit criteria.

Data from the presentation is also available to view. Attendees prioritised what they believed to be the key elements of healthcare in Wales.

Dr David Shortland - Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Vice President Health Services

A presentation explaining the purpose of the First Minister’s Advisory Panel - siting of the SuRNICC clinical considerations. The presentation displays the continued difficulty in finding a long term solution to high quality neonatal care in North Wales. Information includes neonatal UK and worldwide statistics, standards, guidance and RCPCH recommendations.

Sonia Mills – Independent Panel Chair

Statistics affecting neonatal care in Wales. These include access to health services, deprivation and health inequalities.