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BCUHB bosses to meet Ken Skates over Cefn Mawr plans

An AM will meet health chiefs as he continues his campaign for improved services in a key community.

Ken Skates has been pushing Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board for a commitment to a new facility in Cefn Mawr, and last year organised a petition which was signed by more than 2,000 people.

“I’m extremely grateful to Betsi chief executive Gary Doherty and other senior health board figures for agreeing to meet me on this issue, which is one that people in Cefn and the surrounding area feel very strongly about,” said Mr Skates.

“I’m hopeful we will have positive discussions and can set about implementing improved health services for people in this key community.”

The Welsh Labour politician successfully campaigned for new health centres in Chirk and Llangollen, which were built with the help of Welsh Government money, and he will now discuss the possibilities for Cefn with BCUHB bosses in early August.

Mr Skates has also pushed for better health and social care facilities in several other communities across Clwyd South, including Brymbo, Rhos and Hanmer.

He said: “One of the things I promised to deliver if re-elected as part of a Welsh Labour Government was further spending on improving health and social care services, and I recently secured a commitment over investment in Corwen.

“People in Cefn Mawr and Rhosymedre want investment in their health facilities above anything else, so I will continue to do everything I can to make it happen for them.”

Residents and local councillors Ken Bathers and Derek Wright have long called for a new premises for the village’s Caritas Surgery at the former Co-op site on Well Street, but BCUHB has previously said there are ‘complexities’ over the location.