Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (CAVUHB) (Welsh: Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd a'r Fro) is the local health board of NHS Wales for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan, in the south-east of Wales. Formed on 1 October 2009 through the amalgamation of three NHS organisations in the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan area. 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. Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is the operational name of Cardiff and Vale Local Health Board.
|Cardiff and Vale University Health Board|
|Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd a'r Fro|
local health board
|Established||1 October 2009|
|Headquarters||Woodland House |
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 June 2020, Charles Janczewski is the chairman of the Board. Its current Interim Chief Executive is Prof Stuart Walker.
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.
- Barry Hospital is a 60-bed community hospital on Colcot Road in Colcot, Barry, in the Vale of Glamorgan.
- Cardiff Royal Infirmary is a hospital situated in the heart of Cardiff.
- Hafan y Coed Mental Health Unit
- Lansdowne Hospital
- Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales is the only dedicated children's hospital in Wales
- Rookwood Hospital is a rehabilitation hospital situated in Llandaff, in the city of Cardiff in South Wales.
- St David's Hospital is a hospital in Cardiff with facilities serving for older people and rehabilitation patients.
- University Dental Hospital (UDH)
- University Hospital Llandough is a District General Hospital with 480 beds, located 5 miles from the centre of Cardiff, in Penarth.
- University Hospital of Wales is a major hospital in Cardiff with over 1,000 beds
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.
- "Contact the UHB". Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
- "Cardiff and Vale UHB Annual Report 2019 - 2020". Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
- Press release issued by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board on 1 October 2009 Retrieved, 21 January 2009
- "Board Members". Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
- "Hospital wifi keeps patients in touch with their care". Health Service Journal. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
- "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.