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Hywel Dda LHB must speed up recruitment – William Powell AM

November 20, 2013 3:13 PM

William Powell AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat for Mid and West Wales, has today called on Hywel Dda LHB and the Welsh Government to work together to speed up the recruitment process for essential medical staff across the Hywel Dda region.

William Powell said:

"I have been made increasingly aware of recruitment delays across the Hywel Dda region. In some cases such as recently at Ysbyty Bronglais I'm told of instances where six months after the employment process began, nurses have still not been able to take up new posts.

"Delays in appointing key staff members undermine the vital services offered by the Health Board, increase waiting times, erode public confidence and make it even harder to recruit staff in the future.

"The Welsh Government must work closely with the Local Health Boards across Wales to ensure the process is expedited and that residents get the health service they need and deserve."