Welsh NHS Confederation response to Health Minister's statement on joint escalation and intervention arrangements

Welsh NHS Confederation director Darren Hughes responds to the Health Minister's oral statement on join escalation and intervention arrangements.

24 January 2024

Responding to the Health Minister’s oral statement on joint escalation and intervention arrangements and the publication of the NHS oversight and escalation framework – NHS Wales, director of the Welsh NHS Confederation Darren Hughes said:

“These latest developments show the scale of the challenge the NHS and the whole public sector faces in balancing financial constraints and ever increasing demand for services. 

“The NHS and social care are intrinsically linked, so heightened pressure on any one area of the system has a knock on effect on demand and patient flow.

“NHS and local government leaders are working closely with the Welsh Government to ensure health and care needs can be met during these challenging times.”