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Welsh Health Geography

Current administration of health care in Wales

The current structure of health administration in Wales came into effect on 1 October 2009.

A total of 22 local health boards (LHB) merged to form seven.

Each LHB covers one or more Welsh unitary authority (UA).

These LHBs report to three regional offices (North Wales, Mid and West Wales, and South East Wales), within the NHS Wales Department of the National Assembly.

LHB names and codes are available from the Open Geography portal, although ONS does not hold names and codes for the regional offices.

The structure prior to 1 October 2009

On 1 April 2003 there were 22 LHBs, one in each of the Welsh UAs.

These LHBs reported to three new regional offices (North Wales, Mid and West Wales, and South East Wales) within the NHS Wales Department of the National Assembly.

The structure prior to 1 April 2003

Welsh Health Care Administration, prior to April 2003

Before 1 April 2003 Wales had five health authorities (HA), which reported to the NHS Wales Department of the National Assembly.

The HAs were divided into a total of 22 local health groups (LHG), one in each of the Welsh UAs.

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