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Friday, 12 May, 2000, 05:51 GMT 06:51 UK
Health shake-up under microscope
The University Hospital of Wales
The University Hospital of Wales will run many services
Plans to reorganise health services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan are being discussed at a special meeting of Bro Taf Health Authority.

The plans include closing Sully Hospital - which specialises in caring fro elderly patients - and Rookwood Hospital -a centre for orthopaedic care.

The blueprint suggests concentrating emergency surgery at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

Reorganisation plans have been in the pipeline for some time.

A panel of 40 patients has helped the Trust draw up the plans including the hospital closures.

Both are described as unsustainable.

4m saving

It is also proposed that emergency, general and vascular surgery be concentrated at the University Hospital of Wales.

Breast and colorectal surgery, and all emergency medical care will be moved to Llandough Hospital.

The proposals could save around 4m.

Plans to move the children's cancer centre from Llandough to the University Hospital will also be discussed.

About 5m of funding for the centre has been provided by the cancer charity LATCH.

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