Our aim is to achieve an environment that encourages and promotes the use of the Welsh language within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board for our Welsh speaking patients, their families and carers, and Welsh speaking members of the public to feel at home.
Cardiff and Vale UHB received its compliance notice on 30th November 2018 and has had to comply with the Welsh Language Standards listed within that notice from 30th May 2019 onwards.
Everyone who works for Cardiff and Vale UHB is responsible for complying with the Standards - those relevant to the whole UHB and those specific to individual roles. Line managers are responsible for ensuring that their teams comply with the Standards.
The link below shows how Cardiff and Vale UHB helps staff to provide Welsh language care for our patients through training opportunities and guidance, and monitors that information for our annual reports.
The duties which come from the Standards mean that Cardiff and Vale UHB must not treat the Welsh language less favourably than the English language, and must promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language, making it easier for people to use it in their day-to-day-life.
The Standards are very detailed, but in summary this is what you can expect from Cardiff and Vale UHB:
A process is now available for concerns around corporate compliance of the Welsh Language Standards.
Please find below our annual Welsh Language progress reports and the latest one, noting progress and achievements for the most recent full financial year, will be published here annually, once it has been approved.