Babies at risk due to neonatal service shortages says Bliss charity


A charity claims that babies' lives are being put at risk because of a shortage of provision at neonatal units in Wales.

Helen Kirrane, policy manager for Bliss, told a committee of assembly members that investment in beds and staff isn't happening quickly enough.

Jennie Welton had to travel more than 100 miles from Pembrokeshire to Newport to give birth to her premature baby as there was no space closer to home.

The Welsh government says it is taking action, including reviewing staff.

Welsh Health minister Lesley Griffiths has submitted an update to the committee, saying, among other things, staff shortfalls are being addressed by local health boards.

BBC Wales health correspondent Hywel Griffith reports.

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