FIRST Minister Carwyn Jones could "call in" plans to transfer care of the sickest babies from North Wales to England.
The Minister will be deciding whether to intervene in Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board's contraversial decision to move long-term neonatal intensive care from Ysbyty Glan Clwyd to Arrowe Park hospital in the Wirral.
Mr Jones said: "Ministers have the right to call in these plans anyway and this is under consideration at the moment.
"Just to make it clear, I will be taking that decision because the minister has a constituency in the Betsi Cadwaladr board area and I will be considering this over the coming days."
The minister emphasised he could step in despite Betsi Cadwaladr Community Health Council's decision not to refer the health board's plans to the Health Minister Lesley Griffiths.