News alert / Wales emergency departments in quality drive

15 March 2024

Health boards in Wales will in future be expected to deliver a quality statement for care in the emergency department, which is aimed towards improving outcomes and experiences for those attending emergency departments. This will run alongside Wales’ six goals for urgent and emergency Care. Health minister Eluned Morgan said: ‘The public want clear and frequent communication, to feel comfortable and warm and to be treated quickly but sensitively.’ In the first quarter of 2024/25, health boards will have to undertake a review against the quality attributes included in the framework a develop an action place that prioritises seven key prescribed actions.