News Posts from : January2014

Press statement – Hergest Unit bed closures

Responding to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s announcement that some beds at the Hergest Unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd could temporarily close to try and deal with concerns over the way patients are treated, Carina Edwards, Hafal’s North Wales Regional Manager, said:

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will today launch a new Mental Health Action Plan which sets out 25 areas where immediate action is called for to improve care, support and treatment.

Commenting on Mr Clegg’s statements, Junaid Iqbal of mental health charity Hafal, said: “Hafal’s Members are very interested in the Action Plan and the priority that the UK Government is giving to mental health. The announcements only cover England as health is devolved to the Assembly, but we are very interested to see whether words are turned into actions across the border.