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Responsibility for health care services in Bridgend County Borough will move from the ABMU Health Board to the Cwm Taf University Health Board from 1 April 2019, and local residents are being reminded that the boundary change won't affect how services are delivered to patients.

Discussing the matter at a Cabinet Meeting today (19 March), it was emphasised that...

1. No services are being reduced or lost.

2. How patients access or receive their care now will be the same after 1 April 2019.

3. Patients will continue to travel to the same places as they do now for their care.

The Leader, Cllr Huw David, said: "I really want to stress to local residents that there will be no changes to the way any existing healthcare services are provided as a result of this boundary change.

"This is an administrative change which affects the management of health services. Until now, we have worked collaboratively with organisations to the west of us for health, and to the east of us for services including education. This boundary change will see more of our collaborations shift to the east and the Cardiff Capital Region.

"From a local authority perspective, the boundary changes will have an impact on the way that some of our joint and integrated health care services will be funded and run in the future, so a significant amount of work has had to be undertaken behind the scenes. But from a public perspective, the priority is to provide a seamless transition."

On 1 April 2019 both Health Boards will change their names to reflect their new geographical boundaries. From then onwards, the Cwm Taf University Health Board will be known as the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, while the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board will become the Swansea Bay University Health Board.

For further details, please visit the Bridgend boundary change website at https://info.bridgendboundary.wales/home

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