Cwm Taf University Health BoardJanuary 27 2016
Cwm Taf University Health Board is responsible for providing healthcare services to the population of Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf, estimated to be around 289,400 people.
We provide a full range of hospital and community-based services employing approximately 7,000 members of staff making us the second largest employer in the area.
Our services also extend to people living in the neighbouring areas of the Upper Rhymney Valley, South Powys, North Cardiff and the Western Vale.
In addition, some specialist services are provided to the wider catchment area of South Wales.
We are the second most densely populated health board in Wales. When compared to the Welsh average there are over 3 times as many people per square kilometre living in the Cwm Taf area.
Many areas across Cwm Taf are amongst the most deprived in Wales. This is significant as geographically based deprivation measures can be used to show inequalities in health and suggest areas most likely to need measures to improve health and manage ill-health. Figures also show that life expectancy across Cwm Taf is lower than that of the Welsh average.