This report summarises my findings from the audit work I have undertaken at Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board (the Health Board) during 2013. My conclusions on governance arrangements at the Health Board are drawn from my Structured Assessment work and represent the position at the time of that work in October 2013.
The Health Board will fail to achieve financial balance in 2013-14 unless fundamental action is taken before the end of the financial year. The Health Board has a number of fundamental issues that need to be addressed in order to strengthen its governance arrangements. My other performance audit work has identified scope to secure improvements in the use of resources in specific areas