Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Wrexham Local Health Board.

Before its abolition/amalgamation I thought it would be interesting to see the costs of running the actual Board...Non Executive Directors etc. The total amount of allowances for 2008/09, was approx £100,000, broken down as follows:

T.G.Roberts (Chair) £34,050.
Eric Roberts £1,793
Marjorie Dykins £5,793
John Gilbert £5,793
Shan Jones £5,793
Sally Rees £5,793
G. Seys Llewelyn £5,793
James Wild £5,793
Paul Myres £5,793
J.R.A.Davies £5,793
Dr Phil Alstead £5,793

There are other members of this Board who did not claim or receive any allowances or expenses, amongst them is the two local authority representatives on the LHB, Cllrs Joan Lowe and Mike Edwards.

The purpose of this blog is not to criticise or pass judgement on these claims and allowances but to inform readers of these facts which are not publicly available without making a Freedom of Information Act request of the LHB.

It will also be interesting to see the running costs of the new North Wales LHB and to see what the actual savings will be!


Former health worker said...

Another point, if I may. The vacancies for non-executive members of the new LHBs are currently open. Does anybody know what is being done to ensure local political balance and get some new dynamic blood in (if you'll pardon the pun). These bodies need more than time-servers and yes people who cave into the medical establishment and commercial predators.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Last I heard there would be one elected member from ALL 6 North Wales Authorities, and apparently there aren't any takers.

Anonymous said...

Time for a good Welsh socialist to come forward! If others are reluctant, start lobbying political colleagues in other authorities now.