NHS Wales CEO positive despite current challenges

Giving the opening keynote on the first day of IHEEM’s Wales Regional Conference in Cardiff in May, Judith Paget CBE, Director General of Health and Social Services, and CEO, NHS Wales, discussed ‘what Wales’s future healthcare estate needs to look like’, and some of the challenges and opportunities for EFM personnel working at the country’s NHS Health Boards and Trusts. HEJ editor, Jonathan Baillie, reports.

Titled ‘Confronting the Estates Challenges of the Future’, the IHEEM Wales Regional Conference took place from 11-12 May 2023 at Cardiff City Stadium, alongside an exhibition. The evening of the first day also saw a gala awards dinner held at the historic Coal Exchange Hotel in Cardiff Bay

Prior to the presentation of five awards, (see HEJ – June 2023), guests enjoying pre-dinner drinks were entertained by the Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir, and an interesting presentation on the history of Cardiff Bay and the city’s docks, and the hotel itself, from Graham Stanton, who chairs the IHEEM AE(D) Registration Board, and is a member of the Decontamination Technology Platform and the Technical Platform Committee. After dinner, opera singer, broadcaster, and star of the Go.Compare insurance comparison website, Wynne Evans, entertained guests with some memorable moments from his varied career, before closing with a passionate rendition of ‘The Impossible Dream’.

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