Hywel Dda University Health Board - Structured Assessment 2020
This report sets out the findings from the Auditor General’s 2020 structured assessment work at Hywel Dda University Health Board. The work has been undertaken to help discharge the Auditor General’s statutory requirement, under section 61 of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2014, to be satisfied that NHS bodies have made proper arrangements to secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness in their use of resources.
Overall, we found that the Health Board has maintained good governance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and has developed its operational plans in line with the Welsh Government guidance. Innovation and learning have been embedded throughout the revised governance arrangements to enable recovery and the acceleration of its strategic vision, but operational and structural pressures continue to present challenges for the financial position which will only be addressed by delivery of the strategic vision.