A COUNCILLOR claims she is right to proceed with a no confidence vote in a health board following a top-level meeting.
A team of Conwy County Borough Councillors met with members of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board on Monday to discuss the recent North Wales health review , which signals a raft of cuts.
Cllr Cheryl Carlisle said: “They had no intention of changing their mind on this, and it really reaffirmed our decision – myself, Cllr Phil Edwards and Cllr Brian Cossey – that we should go ahead with the vote.
“The Health Board haven’t produced a shred of evidence of the financial benefits of these changes, and all they seem to talk about are costs.
“We can’t see where the savings are coming from.”
The council agreed to the meeting after the original vote of no confidence was deferred last week when health chiefs approached members of the council for discussions.
A Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board spokesperson said: “We fully understand that local authority members are concerned on behalf of their constituents regarding our decision to go ahead with service changes in North Wales.
“The health board has met with local authority members to discuss key issues and answer questions regarding the changes to help them better understand the process.
“All parties were informed that we must make these difficult decisions if we are to maintain safe and sustainable healthcare services for the people we serve.”
Conwy Council will consider the Notice of Motion during a full council session on Thursday, February 21.
A Conwy Council spokesperson said: “We would like to thank the representatives from BCUHB for spending two and a half hours with the Council to discuss key issues and answer questions.”