Cardiff and Vale University Health BoardJanuary 27 2016
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board provides health services to a population of around 472,400 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
The Health Board employs approximately 14,500 staff and also serves a wider population across South and Mid Wales for a range of specialties.
Our mission is ‘Caring for People, Keeping People Well’, with our vision being that a person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be the same wherever they live and whoever they are.
We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, and together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will hopefully unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.
In August 2015 we agreed to fast track a far-reaching programme which will provide the public with joined up services across the region. This decision marks a historic moment in our work to deliver effective services for our communities and ensure that we make best use of our resources.
In the first instance, the work will focus on bringing together services for older people to prolong their independence in their own homes and provide sustainable care within the community. This will help us to put into effect from April 2016 the new requirements of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act. In the future, the work may be extended to services for other people in need of care and support within our region.