The Welsh Government (WG) has advertised for a replacement for Chris Martin to Chair the Hywel Dda board..
See: Trevor Purt to leave his post & Health Board Chairman Resigns More and more will resign, as predicted in the opening posting for NHsreality. The new Chairman will not be allowed to use the word rationing, except to exclude it.
This post is a poisoned chalice. Chris Martin tried to persuade the people of West Wales to have a new build hospital in Whitland 6 years ago. That money has all gone elsewhere, and the staff at the Withybush and Carmarthen Hospitals would now accept any similar offer with open arms and relief…. What lies ahead is going to be much worse.. The covert rationing and denial of treatments, the increasing waiting lists and times, and the lack of choice mean many patients in West Wales will be unhappy. The press and the media will report this, and despite lots of good works, the general impression will be that of a failing system. So the new Chairman needs to come from outside the area, and retire outside in a few years time when his job (as defined by WG) is done. Would it not be nice to have exit interviews on Mr Purt and Mr Martin, and for them to endorse exit interviews as a contribution to changing the culture..