We are a caring, award-winning organisation
and one of the largest Health Boards in Wales.
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is the operational name of Aneurin Bevan University Local Health Board. The Health Board was established on the 1st October 2009 and covers the areas of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen and South Powys.
The Health Board employs over 13,000 staff, two thirds of whom are involved in direct patient care. There are more than 250 consultants in a total of over 1000 hospital and general practice doctors, 6,000 nurses, midwives, allied professionals and community workers.
The Health Board is led by the Chair, non-executive directors, the Chief Executive and other executive directors. The Board is supported by the Senior Management Team.
These numbers are only going to increase as we are opening a brand new 450 bed critical care hospital, The Grange University Hospital, in 2021.
Primary and Community Services are at the heart of the delivery of the Clinical Futures Model in Gwent.
These services include:
These services are essential in supporting the population of Gwent to maintain and improve health and wellbeing. A core component of achieving this is by strengthening our relationships and support between primary, community and mental health services. This enables our patients to receive timely treatments in their home or local community.
Examples of such investment over recent years include our 24-hour District Nursing Services, Stay Well plans for older residents, Integrated Health, and Social Care Community Resource Teams, which enable patients to be assessed and supported in their own homes.
The opening of The Grange University Hospital enables delivery of care closer to home at pace with benefits such as better care for patients, improved patient experience and potentially reducing admissions to hospitals.
What is Clinical Futures?
Our Clinical Futures Strategy sets out how we are moving to a better balance of care by:
In November 2013 the prestigious University status was granted with an official launch of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) by the Health Minister in March 2014.
University status was awarded to ABUHB in 2013 because it was able to demonstrate an extensive range and quantity of academic activities taking place including teaching and research. In addition, there was recognition of the commitment to continuous improvement and excellence, and to increasing the understanding of how to provide better quality and more efficient services. Building on the achievements up to 2013, the UHB has maintained and broadened the range of such activities and in many areas is now leading in certain areas of health innovation and learning, for example in Value Based Healthcare.
“ABUHB’s ‘University philosophy’ is to foster a strong culture of learning, research and innovation, which feeds into practice. ABUHB believes that these activities will grow in quantity and quality where it is viewed as a core activity and offered to patients as part of routine clinical care.”
What does University Status mean for our Community?
ABUHB recognises that the ‘so what?’ element associated with University status is absolutely essential; firstly for assurance purposes so that the UHB can demonstrate that it has been successful in its academic endeavours i.e. by delivering health, wellbeing, education and economic regeneration to the benefit of patients and the population; and secondly so that the UHB, via the ABUHB Academic Partnership Board, can develop an academic strategy and forward work programme that is informed by intelligent, patient related outcome measures which ultimately lead to a better understanding of ‘what worked and what didn’t’.
The approval of the Grange University Hospital provides a renewed energy and focus for service transformation, which will see implementation of innovative care pathways and new roles. University status and the related activities and infrastructure, put in place and strengthened in recent years, provide the essential foundation for that transformation. The culture and behaviours that University status engenders have created the necessary environment, and prepared the workforce, to deliver that transformation.
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board offers a wide and attractive range of services and benefits to all our employees, from Staff Recognition awards and Flexible Working Practices, to schemes like the LGBT Friends Scheme, promoting equality in the workplace.
With its bustling city centres, vibrant market towns, excellent commuter links, rolling hills, beaches and countryside all rolled into one incredible living experience – it’s no wonder that South East Wales attracts more and more residents each year.
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