Heart Failure

Since 2015 the Health Board have provided a gold standard community heart service for patients with heart failure. 

The service saves lives; saves people from having to stay in General Hospitals; and saves the Health Board a lot of money.

There are approximately 8,000 known heart failure patients across north Wales, and its estimated that there's another 8,000 that are unknown.

These community clinics treat dozens of patients every month, and those in centres closer to their homes. The current service saves around £1.5m a year for the Health Board. Expaniding the service across the whole region could save them up to £5m in total a year.

Unfortunately the Board have failed to commit to the service's long term future, instead choosing to review it every six months. This means that the staff working in the service have no job certainty, resulting in staff moving on to other jobs and failure to recruit. This threatens the whole future of the service. 

The staff and patients need certainty. We are therefore calling on the Health Minister and the Health Board to provide that certainty by providing the long term funding necessary to maintain this world class service in north Wales.

Read more here.

Who's signing

David Bevan
Stephen Beesley
Pam Rickers
John Hewlett
Nicola Green
Lesley Butler
Teleri Rowlands
Cerys Davies
Lynn Parry
Brian Moses
Bethan Fell
Diane Maines
Nigel Topley
Maureen Breese
Carole Derbyshire Styles
Victoria Jenkins
Lorriane Hanley
Julie Evans
Heather Penney
Mark Peters
Emma Ayres
Anne Thomas
Trish Lewis
Iris Smith
Jean Roberts-Jones
Sian Atherton
Craig Wall
Vikki Mill
Iola Williams
Leonie Bailey
172 signatures

Will you sign?


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  • David Bevan
    signed 2020-01-13 13:44:31 +0000
  • Stephen Beesley
    signed via 2020-01-13 06:09:43 +0000
  • Pam Rickers
    signed 2020-01-13 03:26:28 +0000
  • John Hewlett
    signed 2020-01-12 23:35:15 +0000
  • Nicola Green
    signed 2020-01-12 22:35:07 +0000
  • Lesley Butler
    signed 2020-01-12 22:09:06 +0000
  • Teleri Rowlands
    signed 2020-01-12 21:33:16 +0000
  • Cerys Davies
    signed 2020-01-12 20:46:28 +0000
  • Lynn Parry
    signed 2020-01-12 20:25:03 +0000
  • Brian Moses
    signed 2020-01-12 20:23:42 +0000
  • Bethan Fell
    signed 2020-01-12 20:05:51 +0000
  • Diane Maines
    signed 2020-01-12 20:05:47 +0000
  • Nigel Topley
    signed 2020-01-12 20:04:39 +0000
  • Maureen Breese
    signed 2020-01-12 19:54:08 +0000
  • Carole Derbyshire Styles
    signed 2020-01-12 19:43:02 +0000
  • Victoria Jenkins
    signed 2020-01-12 18:28:16 +0000
  • Lorriane Hanley
    signed 2020-01-12 15:36:47 +0000
  • Julie Evans
    signed 2020-01-12 09:53:21 +0000
  • Heather Penney
    signed 2020-01-12 07:25:22 +0000
  • Mark Peters
    signed 2020-01-12 07:01:12 +0000
  • Emma Ayres
    signed 2020-01-11 20:43:55 +0000
    It makes so much sense to have these clinics and services based in the heart of local communities, where the approach can be tailored to suit their particular populations. The authorities and health boards should be wholeheartedly investing in these programmes, otherwise there will be low staff morale, problems in recruiting, lack of data, and ultimately, “reasons” to discontinue, because the projects are “obviously not succeeding”. (Looking back, the puns were unintended, but appropriate!)
  • Anne Thomas
    signed 2020-01-11 18:29:07 +0000
  • Trish Lewis
    signed 2020-01-11 17:34:44 +0000
  • Iris Smith
    signed 2020-01-11 12:19:01 +0000
    Supported my late husband very caring staff also
  • Jean Roberts-Jones
    signed 2020-01-11 12:13:33 +0000
    A vital service necessary in our rural areas
  • Sian Atherton
    signed 2020-01-11 09:41:36 +0000
  • Craig Wall
    signed 2020-01-11 09:06:17 +0000
  • Vikki Mill
    signed 2020-01-11 09:03:07 +0000
  • Iola Williams
    signed 2020-01-11 09:00:53 +0000
  • Leonie Bailey
    signed 2020-01-11 08:52:46 +0000
    This service is vital to us all in rural areas

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