Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) has revealed that it will now not go ahead with plans to double staff breaks to an hour per shift as of January in a bid to save more than £500,000. The health board said the new rota aimed to standardise the shift patterns of its 17,000 staff and “improve safety and consistency of care”. The plan received major public criticism and included two separate petitions. The health board, which has been in special measures since 2014, decided not to progress the changes following further discussions with Unite, the Royal College of Nurses and Unison.
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