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Organisations

Health services in Wales are delivered through a number of statutory organisations and some independent providers.

On 1 October 2009, the biggest NHS reforms in a generation came into effect in Wales.  The former 22 Local Health Boards (LHBs) and seven NHS Trusts have been replaced with seven integrated Local Health Boards, responsible for all health care services.

In addition, a new unified public health organisation, Public Health Wales NHS Trust, became fully operational.  Velindre NHS Trust, the specialist cancer Trust, will continue along with the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust.