Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Created1 October 2009
TypeLocal Health Board
Number of employees14,854

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (Welsh: Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd a'r Fro) is a Local Health Board in Wales. It came into being on 1 October 2009 through the amalgamation of three NHS organisations in the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan area.[1] The three organisations amalgamated were: Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, employing 12,000 staff and previously responsibility for hospital services in the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan area; Cardiff Local Health Board; and Vale of Glamorgan Local Health Board both responsible for GP, Dental, Optical and pharmacy services. The headquarters of the Board is in the University Hospital of Wales, in Cardiff.

The Board supports a population of around 445,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. It oversees seventeen health centres, public health and community care services and also has a range of specialist services used by the whole of Wales, including renal, paediatric, neurology and bone marrow transplantation.

The Board is responsible for overseeing the training of medical training undertaken at Cardiff University School of Medicine as well as medical research and development facilities.

As of May 2018 Maria Battle is the chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive is Len Richards.[2]

The board is one of the first organisations in the UK to make wifi available in its hospitals, on the basis that enables patients to stay in touch with their family and friends, and improves the way it interacts with patients.[3]

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It was reported that there had been 3,609 recorded staff complaints about staffing levels between 2012 and 2015. A review published in July 2015 found the emergency department was "significantly under-staffed" and had a poor skill mix, particularly in the paediatric department.[4]


  1. ^ Press release issued by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board on 1 October 2009 Retrieved, 21 January 2009
  2. ^ "Board Members". Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Hospital wifi keeps patients in touch with their care". Health Service Journal. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  4. ^ "NHS employees in Wales make more than 10,000 complaints about unsuitable staffing levels, it is revealed". Wales online. 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.

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