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The Trust Board

Velindre University NHS Trust provides specialist services to the people of Wales. The operational delivery of services is managed through Velindre Cancer Centre and the Welsh Blood Service.  

Velindre University NHS Trust delivers specialist cancer services for South East Wales using a hub and spoke model. The hub of our specialist cancer services is Velindre Cancer Centre. This is a specialist treatment, teaching, research and development centre for non-surgical oncology.  We treat patients with chemotherapy, Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatments (SACTs), radiotherapy and related treatments, together with caring for patients with specialist palliative care needs. 

The Welsh Blood Service plays a fundamental role in the delivery of healthcare in Wales.  It works to ensure that the donor’s gift of blood is transformed into safe and effective blood components, which allow NHS Wales to improve quality of life and save the lives of many thousands of people in Wales every year.

The Trust also hosts two organisations, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership and Health Technology Wales.

The Trust Board is accountable for Governance, Risk Management and Internal Control for those services directly managed and those managed via hosting arrangements.  As Accountable Officer, the Chief Executive has responsibility for maintaining appropriate governance structures and procedures as well as a sound system of internal control that supports the achievement of the organisation’s policies, aims and objectives, whilst safeguarding the public funds and this organisation’s assets for which the Chief Executive is personally responsible.  These are carried out in accordance with the responsibilities assigned by the Accounting Officer of NHS Wales.