Welcome to the website for the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee
The Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) was established on 1 April 2010 which is hosted by Cwm Taf Local Health Board and is responsible for the joint planning of Specialised and Tertiary Services on behalf of Local Health Boards in Wales.
In 2010 the seven Local Health Boards
established the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) to ensure that the population of Wales
has fair and equitable access to the full range of specialised services.
This followed a consultation on specialised services for Wales
in 2009, which recommended improvements on how the NHS plans and secures specialised services. In establishing WHSSC to work on their behalf, the seven Local Health Boards
(LHBs) recognised that the most efficient and effective way of planning these services was to work together to reduce duplication and ensure consistency.