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Flintshire politician supports special care babies at Welsh Assembly Government event

NORTH Wales politician Mark Isherwood showed his support for special care baby facilities at an Assembly reception.

The event in Cardiff Bay marked the launch of a report by the special care baby charity Bliss looking at neonatal services in Wales.

The report revealed there is a shortage of nurses to care for the 4,000 babies in need of specialist hospital care each year in Wales, which has led to neonatal units having to close to babies needing specialist care.

Neonatal units are also working way above the recommended occupancy level.

AM Mr Isherwood said: “One in nine babies in the North Wales region are admitted to specialist hospital care each year.

“Babies have the same right to care as everyone else, yet Bliss’s report shows that our most vulnerable babies are not always getting the care they need.

“I am delighted to support the vital work that Bliss does fighting for better services for premature and sick babies.”